Tuesday, May 08, 2012

(A) Quorum of Quarrling, Quibbling Quaggas

ABC Wednesday is a word meme with participants from around the world. This fabulous meme was created and hosted by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt who hails from Great Britain. Over time, others have joined in to help host this wonderful and informative meme. We are now in our TENTH round! Some of the participants have been with this from the very first round; others have joined in along the way. Each week we are taken across the globe to see the varied and exciting contributions people have taken the time to discover and capture. We start with the letter, "A" and each week we post something in regards to the next letter of the alphabet. This week's letter is, "Q".


 (image from Wikipedia)

Don't feel bad if you've never heard of a quagga. It's an extinct species of the zebra. In fact, it was the first extinct species to have its DNA studied.

Here's an excerpt from Wikipedia:

"The quagga (Equus quagga quagga) is an extinct subspecies of the plains zebra,[2] which was once found in great numbers in the Highveld of the Cape Province and the southern part of the Orange Free State in South Africa. It was distinguished from other zebras by having the usual vivid marks on the front part of the body only. In the mid-section, the stripes faded and the dark, inter-stripe spaces became wider, and the rear parts were a plain brown."

You can always link through to read more about the quagga.

Quite the quirky looking creature, isn't it?


Sylvia K said...

Great words for the Q Day! I love the Quaggas! Hope your week is going well, Paula! Enjoy!


Roger Owen Green said...

until abcw, I never heard of a quagga!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

photowannabe said...

That's a new one on me. I must remember it. thanks for sharing the information with us.

Leslie: said...

I'm curious as to how it became extinct since man has its DNA...must have been fairly recent historically. Must check it out.

abcw team

Hildred and Charles said...

This is a new one for me, - I wonder who named it a Quagga!

Ann said...

That looks like two animals in one!! Very interesting Q word.

chubskulit said...

You are so clever in putting quality title and post every week Paula.

Come and take my Dementia Quiz
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Reader Wil said...

Interesting animal! I first thought it was a cross breed of a zebra and a donkey. Such a shame that it is extinct.

Carver said...

That was a new word for me. Great post. Carver ABC-Wed. Team

Joops said...

Quagga, a new one for me.

Quench... have a nice day!

Black Jack's Carol said...

Thanks for the new Q word. Excellent and informative post!


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