How to Draw a Quagga

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Quagga in 9 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Quagga.

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How to Draw a Quagga - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Interesting Facts about Quaggas

Quaggas have been extinct since the 1800’s. They were a subspecies (animals that are the same, but a little different, and live in different places) of Zebras. The Qaugga lived in South Africa and were known to be a very energetic animal. The reason they are extinct is because explorers would kill them for food and tribes often used the unique skin as money. Quaggas had stripes in their front like a zebra, but towards their back legs a Quagga looked more like a horse.

Did you know?

  • Scientists want to try to breed the Quagga back into existence. They haven’t been able to do it yet.
  • A Quagga lived about 20 years in the wild.
  • The last Quagga died in 1883 in Amsterdam Zoo.
  • If a Quagga was sick or injured the herd would protect it from predators.
  • Scientists think that a Zebra’s stripes help it avoid certain pests, like tsetse flies. It was found that the tsetse fly isn’t attracted to stripes.

Lesson Plan Note: Quaggas are great addition to a cultural study of Africa. . This topic can be part of a study of Africa and its countries. This idea would work for any age group.