Quagga foal born in the Nuwejaars SMA

A Rau Quagga in the Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area has been selected as the best quagga specimen in South Africa. Called Freddie, he most resembles the quagga that became extinct in the late 1800s. Two more quagga on NWSMA land also feature in the top ten. The NWSMA is part of the Quagga Project, which aims to breed plains zebra that most resemble quagga in order to reintroduce the race. The original quagga was a subspecies of the plains zebra.

Here are some preliminary pics of a new (elite?) foal out of Susan and Freddy, born approximately 10 days ago. They are still quite shy and the ground is a little wet for good photos. Thank you to Mick D’Alton for sharing his photos. Visit www.nuwejaars.com for more info about the Nuwejaars Special Management Area and their conservation projects.