Saturday, 19 April 2014

Quagga Extinction Date

Sjoe!! Day #17 of the A to Z Blog Challenge

Quagga [pronounced kwa-gh-uh]  An extinct species of zebra (Equus quagga) that once habituated the Cape in South Africa, but was hunted out in the 1800s.

Pronounce the Afrikaans "g" as you would "ch" in loch or ach in the German achtung.

Usage :  Vat so, Quagga! 1883


Ryshia Kennie said...

First I have to say you scared me - I knew I was behind but I thought it was only one letter P and then I remembered the time difference. Thanks for the introduction to Quagga.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Interesting that they've been able to recreate a zebra that looks similar, although the original animal looks part mule. Scary to think something as prolific as a species of zebra could be hunted to extinction.


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