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Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:29 pm 
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I've read somewhere that there is a breeding program to try to re-create the extinct quagga, but not, I think, under the auspices of SANParks. However, whilst driving along the Doornhoek loop in Karoo NP, I spotted these unusual "zebra", albeit at a very great distance. They might very well have been outside the park's boundary, but they sure were an interesting sighting (on what was an otherwise quite long and uneventful drive :| ). Does anyone know whether there is a quagga breeding program in the vicinity?

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Arks, I haven't heard anything definite on where the project is located but did find something on the internet re it, not sure how relevant or up to date it is.

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There was also an article in the Africa Geographic magazine about the Quagga project, but that was many years ago. As far as I can remember, the project launched at a small reserve in the western Cape. However, there was no follow up after the initial article in AG magazine.

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Thanks, Elsa and Rooies. I also remember reading something a few years ago (might have been a NYTimes article) but I don't remember anything about the locale of the project either.

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There was a Kwagga breeding project in the Karoo National Prk.

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The quagga breeding program was mainly centred in the Karoo National Park , but they also had animals in Cape point National park , as well as in the Rhodes Memorial reserve ,on the front slopes of Table Mountain , above Groote Schuur hospital . In fact I think there are still some of them there and can be seen from the Eastern Boulevard when driving into Cape Town .
Haven't looked for them recently though , and cannot confirm .

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Thanks MM and okie, that would then explain my sighting 8)

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on our last trip to Mokala (in april) the female guide told me that they, too try to "re-breed" the quagga within the population of their local zebra herds...I do have some fantastic video footage; if I find the time I might edit some of it and upload it


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Haven't seen them at Rhodes Mem for a while now okie, but it might have something to do with me driving and having to look at the road occasionally.

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Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:00 pm 
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You are right BB , neither have I . The place does seem somewhat overgrown too , and I think the animals have all been removed from there - maybe to Cape Point Nature reserve :hmz:

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