The quagga is an extinct subspecies of the plains zebra, which was once found in great numbers in the land around present day South Africa. It was distinguished from other zebras because the usual vivid stripes were only on the front part of the body. In the mid-section, the stripes faded and became wider, amalgamating into the plain brown of the rear parts. The legs completely lacked stripes and were lightly coloured. The only quagga to have been photographed alive was a mare at the Zoological Society of London's Zoo in Regent's Park in 1870.