Scientific Classification

Order Perissodactyla
Family Equidae
Genus Equus
Subspecies E. q. quagga
Class Mammalia
Scientific Name Equus quagga quagga
quagga
Quagga ©The Quagga Project

Quagga Description

  • Quagga was diverged from plains zebra 120,000 and 290,000 years ago.
  • Females were slightly larger than males.
  • They had lighter stripes.

Size & Weight

Adults:

  • HEAD-BODY-LENGTH: 257 cm (8 ft 5 in)
  • SHOULDER HEIGHT: 125–135 cm (4 ft 1 in–4 ft 5 in)

Habitat

Grasslands, scrubland

Range

South Africa

Lifespan

21 years (captivity)

Call

kwa-ha-ha, kwahaah, oug-ga

Group Size

30 – 50 individuals

Behavior

Wild, lively

Conservation Status

Extinct