Science & Nature
Quagga: An Animal Brought Back From Extinction?
Join me as we learn all about quaggas and how conservationists are currently attempting to bring this extinct sub-species of zebra back to life [ecology, conservation, genetics, zoology]
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The quagga, a uniquely South African animal, was recklessly hunted to extinction in the late 1800s. When the last captive quagga died in 1883 at a zoo in Amsterdam, few people even realised that the species had been lost. In the late 1960s, a taxidermist working for the South African Museum, dismantled and remounted a quagga foal at the museum. While doing this, he saved some tissue samples. He was convinced that quagga were a subspecies of 'regular' zebra, and could thus be ‘rebred’ and...
I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, with a specialisation in counselling. In the past, I have worked in primary and high schools offering individual & group counselling, life skills courses, and psychometric testing. I am currently working at a primary school as a learning support assistant. My interests lie in child development and mental health awareness. I have also always had a passion for wildlife and have done extensive research on all of my class topics.
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35 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
This class includes discussions about conservation status and poaching. There are also mentions of animals eating other animals. No graphic images are shown.
Shelby van der Merwe MBPsS
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🇬🇧Lives in the United Kingdom
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Hello! My name is Shelby. I am from South Africa but am currently living in London. I love travelling around the world and meeting new people. I have a passion for education and working with children. I have a Bachelor's degree (with Honours) in...