28 April 2014

New stamps on animal cubs



Date of issue :  4 March 2014

Magyar Posta issued a commemorative miniature sheet named Animal Cubs that features twelve young residents of the Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden. The Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden covers 11 hectares in the heart of Budapest. It houses over a thousand fascinating species from seven continents and has unrivalled impressive historic buildings. Opened on 9 August 1866, it is among the world’s oldest zoos.


At that time its collection of animals included rare monkeys and lemurs, many parrots, camels, kangaroos and other unusual creatures in addition to Hungarian species. Sempala the giraffe, Sid the two-toed sloth, Jakab the Barbary sheep, Moira the orang-utan, Bangita the blackbuck, Maszat the prairie dog, Mazsola the ground cuscus, Rozi the meerkat, Gizmó the ring-tailed lemur, Skipper the African penguin, Kiran the Asiatic lion and Willo the common wombat are depicted on the stamps. In the upper and lower margin of the stamps the gender, name, species name and date of birth of each of the cubs are indicated, and their original habitat is written and shown in the map in the background printing.

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Special Cover released at World Trade Centre, Mumbai on 19th April 2014 on Bhagwan Mahavir Swami. Left to right are Shri Pravin Gada, Trustee, Karuna for Animal in distress; Shri Kapil Gogri, President, Jainism Philately Group, Mumbai Chapter; Shri Vijay Kalantri, Vice Chairman World Trade Centre; Shri Harish Agrawal, Post Master General, Mumbai Region; Shri Surendra Kotadia, Vice President JPG Mumbai Chapter and Shri Kaizad Todywala, Jt.Convenor, Shri SM Shukla Day Memorial Fair.

- Sudhir Jain

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