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Quagga (Equus quagga), a striped wild ass, formerly found in immense herds within the Cape Colony, Orange Free State, and part of Griqualand West, but now probably extinct, having been slaughtered for their hides. The head, neck, and upper part of the body were reddish-brown, with irregular dark-brown stripes on the head and neck, gradually growing fainter - the body being nearly, and the hind quarters entirely, self-coloured. In general appearance the quagga resembled the horse more than the ass, especially in the ears and tail; but, like the ass, it had no callosity on the inner side of the hind legs. The name, derived from the shrill barking neigh of the animal, is sometimes given to E. burchelli.