This 1870 photograph is of the quagga mare who resided at the Regent’s Park Zoo in London. She died not long after being photographed, and a few years later, the last wild quagga was shot. In 1883 in Amsterdam, the last captive quagga died. Only 100 years after being recognized as a separate species from the other zebras of South Africa, the species was extinct.
Water colour painting on vellum parchment, by Nicolas Marechal, painted in Paris in 1793. This stallion was a member of the menagerie “herd” at Versailles, during the reign of Louis XVI. Unfortunately, the only female quagga in the herd lived there years before the stallion, and he never produced foals.