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Quagga: Ancestor of the Zebras

The quagga (Equus quagga quagga)is a subspecies of the plains zebra. They have strange pattern on their body. From the head up to halfway its body, it has stripes like a common zebra, but the other half is brown, just like a horse. Because they are poached for their value of skin, they are now extinct.

But now, scientist will try to do crossbreeding, to make another quagga specimen. This is called breeding back. They made a project to breed back the quaggas, and the project is called the "Quagga Project".

More information on quaggas is in BayuPA's blog, http://rarestzoo.blogspot.com/ .