Quagga Facts

The Quagga is a recently extinct animal that looked like a cross between a wild horse and a zebra. What made this strange looking mammal so similar to Zebras is the fact that each Quagga had a striped pattern totally unique from any other member of its species. They roamed the open plains of South Africa where they were usually found in large groups (harems). It is believed that the Quagga went extinct in 1883 when the last one died in captivity, at the Amsterdam Zoo. Scientists who have studied this species believe the reason why it died out was because of excessive hunting by humans.

Whether you are a teacher, kid, or you simply have an interest in the Quagga, the following interesting information touches on the Quagga's habitat, behavior, feeding habits, and reproduction.

Quagga General Facts

Quagga Reproductive Facts