Thursday, June 27, 6:00 pm – The Shadow of the Quagga

On Thursday, June 27, beginning at 6 pm at The Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street in Cambridge, Eric Scott will speak on The Shadow of the Quagga: What a Long-lost Zebra Reveals about Horses, Evolution, and Extinction. The quagga, a South African zebra, became extinct in the 1880s, but it still shapes our views on life and death in the animal kingdom. Paleontologist Eric Scott (San Bernardino County Museum) provides a brief history of the quagga—its discovery, exploitation, extinction, and potential rebirth—and reveals how these animals continue to inform us about paleontology, biology, and equine evolution.  Free and open to the public.