Mammals

Mammal Study Skin Collection

The mammal study skin collection includes a wide range of southern African large and small mammal species. Plains zebras Equus burchelli, which formed part of Reinhold Rau’s initial quagga project are particularly well represented.

Mammal Osteology Collection

The mammal comparative osteology collection includes cranial material for most of the southern African sub-region’s large mammals, small mammals and micromammal species. Many species are now also represented by complete skeletons. There is also some material from other African regions and elsewhere in the world. Large mammal species that are well represented in the collection include plains zebra Equus burchelli, Cape Mountain zebra Equus zebra, and leopard Panthera pardus, from the Western Cape Mountains.