Thursday, 16 July 2009

Q is for - Quagga

This little FBP shows one of only two (I think) pictures of a Quagga, both pictures are of the mare kept at London Zoo. The last known Quagga died in 1883, almost exactly 100 years later a re-breeding project was set up in South Africa. I first heard of the project over 12 years ago and have been watching ever since. Sadly the founder died a couple of years back but his project lives in. So type Quagga into your search engine and see what comes up.

Alphabet Challenge Q is for Quagga.

Because of the stripes this little fbp also fits the Theme Thursday challenge for this week!

7 comments:

  1. Hi Zoe,
    just saw your comment on Linda's blog and thought, quagga!? Had to come over and see what it was all about...Brilliant idea, bet no one else thought of that!

    just linking my Q on the blog then I'm going awol...Dad's op happened tonight so I'm off to mums for a few days so will be off line.

    thanks for the award by the way...will have to work out what to do with it when I get back!

    sue
    x

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  2. Lovely Quagga Zoe, excellent Q! Lovely page too, many thanks for joining in again this week :)

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  3. Hmmmm.....looks like a Zebra to me, but then what would I know

    Love the way you've collaged it whatever it is and black and white is always striking xxxx

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  4. LOL it is a Zebra! Extinct sub-species of the Plains Zebra their strips only showed at the front end.

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  5. I started to reply having read the posts above then thought check this out before you comment Brenda and this is what I found:

    The goal of the Quagga Project is to create a population of plains zebras that resemble the quagga in appearance.

    B x

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  6. Great idea Zoe, and not one that would have sprung to my mind lol! Thanks for taking part in the challenge again xx

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