Quagga up top. Looks more like a Wild Ass of some type ( Nubian?)
No this is not the display case that features the quagga; the quagga and a Somali wild ass are in another case opposite this one.
Never been here am thinking about making a visit are the animals actual size or just models and what did you think of the displays
The animals on display are mounted skins not models so they are actual size (although the dodo specimen is a model of course).
I think it is a fascinating place so would thoroughly recommend a visit.
As shown in the picture, the displays are very old-fashioned, but that is not intended as a criticism, as I much prefer old-fashioned natural history museum exhibits to modern ones.
Its interesting that most of the Equids in this display are mounted in a sitting position- presumably that was for space considerations.
Possibly moving the Quagga has been done for a similar reason.
Yes, I’m sure that most of the equids (and many other species too) have been mounted in a sitting position to save space: Rothschild always wanted to cram as many specimens into each cabinet as possible.
The quagga case has been rearranged to clear a path to the newly installed lift.
Fond memories from my - alas as yet - once in a lifetime visit to the Tring Museum with Tim. I instantly recognised the equids corner. The museum is a veritable treasure trove of history and learning!
I would love to go back and rummage through their giant tortoise collection a.o.
Yes I thoroughly enjoyed the visit we made together to this museum.
Indeed I wish all of Rothschild's extensive collection of giant tortoises (together with all his sixty plus cassowaries) were on exhibit in the Tring Museum.
@Tim May, my compliments again to you for being such great company.
I do hope we can do a repeat some time after this Corona ***** storm has moved over.
At least the zoo collectors' fair is still a while off ...
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