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The quagga (Equus quagga quagga) museum of natural history, Cape Town, South Africa-photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - This is an extinct subspecies of plains zebra that lived in South Africa until the 19th century. It was long thought to be a distinct species, but genetic studies have shown it to be the southernmost subspecies of plains zebra. It is considered particularly close to Burchell's zebra. Its name was derived from its call, which sounded like "kwa-ha-ha". The quagga is believed to have been around 257 cm (8 ft 5 in) long and 125–135 cm (4 ft 1 in–4 ft 5 in) tall at the shoulder. It was distinguished from other zebras by its limited pattern of primarily brown and white stripes, mainly on the front part of the body. The rear was brown and without stripes, and therefore more horse-like. The distribution of stripes varied considerably between individuals. Little is known about the quagga's behaviour, but it may have gathered into herds of 30–50 individuals. Quaggas were said to be wild and lively, yet were also considered more docile than Burchell's zebra. They were once found in great numbers in the Karoo of Cape Province and the southern part of the Orange Free State in South Africa.

After the Dutch settlement of South Africa began, the quagga was heavily hunted as it competed with domesticated animals for forage. While some individuals were taken to zoos in Europe, breeding programs were unsuccessful. The last wild population lived in the Orange Free State, and the quagga was extinct in the wild by 1878. The last captive specimen died in Amsterdam on 12 August 1883. Only one quagga was ever photographed alive and only 23 skins are preserved today. In 1984, the quagga was the first extinct animal to have its DNA analysed, and the Quagga Project is trying to recreate the phenotype of hair coat pattern and related characteristics by selectively breeding Burchell's zebras. They have a rhino too, it's not yet marked 'extinct' - to see more as of my work and projects follow me here @natgeo and @chancellordavid
#hunters #karoo #southafrica #conserving #conservation #quagga #zebra #extinct #fightingextinction #withbutterfliesandwarriors


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@Regranned from @natgeo - an adult female cheetah (centre) supervises the feeding of her sub adult offspring, on a warthog carcass-one leaving, one feeding, and two waiting in line-photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) South Africa. The HESC focuses on the conservation of rare, vulnerable or endangered animals. Cheetah Conservation is one of the core disciplines.
Here over time, they have established a large group of cheetahs and thus created a source of diverse genetic material that can be utilised to manage the degree of inbreeding of captive groups of cheetahs and those on small reserves, a vital resource as man's presence increasingly restricts the free movement of cheetah populations both in the wild, and captive. Follow their amazing work @hesc_endangeredspeciescentre see more of my work and projects here @chancellordavid and @natgeo #fightingextinction #southafrica #africa #cats #cheetah #bigcats #stoppoaching #withbutterfliesandwarriors - #regrann


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samburu moran (warrior), after making a boma to protect his cattle from lions, westgate community conservancy, northern Kenya #withbutterfliesandwarriors #wildlife #conservation #communityconservation #lion @ewasolions #elephant #rhino #nopoaching #northernkenya #samburu


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sleeping warrior, westgate community conservancy, northern Kenya-In the life of a Samburu a boy transitions to manhood and the status of a warrior (Moran) at the time of circumcision. The first seven years begin directly after his circumcision ceremony, which takes place around age 14. From 14 to about 21 he is a junior moran. Graduating to senior moran marks the time when he is recognized as a future leader and future family man, and is fully entrusted with the security of his community- #withbutterfliesandwarriors #communityconservation #samburu #kenya #conservation #conserving @ewasolions #lions #elephant #rhino #nopoaching #northernkenya @ewasolions


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dawn breaks over the ewaso nyiro river, biliqo bulesa community conservancy, northern Kenya #withbutterfliesandwarriors #wildlife #elephant #rhino #poaching #nopoaching #northernkenya #kenya #communityconservation


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over the rangelands of northern Kenya, home of amongst others, the Samburu. The Masai, arguably one of Kenya's most visual tribes, refer to them as the 'butterfly people' due to their flamboyant clothing and jewellery. #wildlife #kenya #samburu #conservation #conserving #communityconservation #withbutterfliesandwarriors #elephant #rhino #nopoaching #northernkenya #ivory #horn


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over the rangelands of northern Kenya, home of amongst others, the Samburu. The Masai, arguably one of Kenya's most visual tribes, refer to them as the 'butterfly people' due to their flamboyant clothing and jewellery. #wildlife #kenya #samburu #conservation #conserving #communityconservation #withbutterfliesandwarriors #elephant #rhino #nopoaching #northernkenya #ivory #horn


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white rhino, eastern cape, South African - photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid #rhino #fightingextinction #conservation #conserving #horn #stoppoaching #southafrica #kenya #africa - always amazed by wildlife's ability to blend regardless of size; simply amazed by nature 💚🦏to see more of my work and projects follow me here @natgeo and @chancellordavid #withbutterfliesandwarriors


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an adult female cheetah (centre) supervises the feeding of her sub adult offspring, on a warthog carcass-one leaving, one feeding, and two waiting in line-photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) South Africa. The HESC focuses on the conservation of rare, vulnerable or endangered animals. Cheetah Conservation is one of the core disciplines.
Here over time, they have established a large group of cheetahs and thus created a source of diverse genetic material that can be utilised to manage the degree of inbreeding of captive groups of cheetahs and those on small reserves, a vital resource as man's presence increasingly restricts the free movement of cheetah populations both in the wild, and captive. Follow their amazing work @hesc_endangeredspeciescentre see more of my work and projects here @chancellordavid and @natgeo #fightingextinction #southafrica #africa #cats #cheetah #bigcats #stoppoaching #withbutterfliesandwarriors #natgeonetwork


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an adult female cheetah (centre) supervises the feeding of her sub adult offspring, on a warthog carcass-one leaving, one feeding, and two waiting in line-photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) South Africa. The HESC focuses on the conservation of rare, vulnerable or endangered animals. Cheetah Conservation is one of the core disciplines.
Here over time, they have established a large group of cheetahs and thus created a source of diverse genetic material that can be utilised to manage the degree of inbreeding of captive groups of cheetahs and those on small reserves, a vital resource as man's presence increasingly restricts the free movement of cheetah populations both in the wild, and captive. Follow their amazing work @hesc_endangeredspeciescentre see more of my work and projects here @chancellordavid and @natgeo #fightingextinction #southafrica #africa #cats #cheetah #bigcats #stoppoaching #withbutterfliesandwarriors


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