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7 hours ago, Lloyd Dupont said:

So.. is a zebra white with black streak? Or black with white streak?! 😮

Reddish brown, with white stripes along the head and a few other parts: the quagga.

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Apparently quaggas were "tamed" by the natives of their range as watch-geese, sounding off an alarm when disturbed.

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3 hours ago, Joerg said:

Reddish brown, with white stripes along the head and a few other parts: the quagga.

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Apparently quaggas were "tamed" by the natives of their range as watch-geese, sounding off an alarm when disturbed.

should i ask why these quaggas are all named for German and Dutch cities or no

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7 hours ago, Qizilbashwoman said:

should i ask why these quaggas are all named for German and Dutch cities or no

The reason probably is that the specimen were collected before Germany became a single state, with each of its constituent princes running universities collecting all manner of cultural artifacts and interesting specimen of exotic beasts separately, unlike the unified nations of Switzerland, France, or Great Britain all of which were satiified with a single stuffed specimen. By the time the German colony in Namibia was established the Quagga already was extinct, so that was not a contributing factor.

There was a genetic study using material from thirteen preserved specimen that determined that the weirdly colored South African zebra was a variant of the plains zebra (which sort of inherited the name of the extinct southern variant).

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