Established in 1914 in Yuanshan, Taipei Zoo is the oldest zoo in Taiwan. It relocated to Muzha in Wenshan area 72 years later. The year 2014 marks the zoo’s 100th anniversary. To commemorate this ocassion, Chunghwa Post is releasing a set of six stamps featuring protected wild animals. The designs follow:
1. Formosan Serow (5TWD): This serow is dark tan in color all over. The center of its nape is black. The underside of the chin, the jaw, and the throat are light tan. It has a short tail. Both the female and the male wear conical horns that stay with them lifelong. 2. Formosan Pangolin (5TWD): It earns its Chinese name for its armor shells and its preference to dig burrows. It has a conical head, a pointy mouth, small eyes, and thick eyelids. With the exception of its mouth, the cheeks, the chin, the throat, the belly, and the inside of its four legs, the animal is covered in taupe-colored shells. Though toothless, it has five claws on all of its four legs; its forelimbs are particularly strong. 3. Asian Elephant (10TWD): The Asian elephant is a majestic animal with four powerful legs, and dark gray coloring. Its tube-like, boneless trunk is an elongation of the upper lip and nose combined. The trunk is built with flexible muscle tissues, and can be manipulated, extended and contracted at will. The elephant uses its trunk for drinking, grasping objects, picking up food, and watering with ease. 4. Formosan Black Bear (10TWD): The bear has black, coarse fur all over, with a tuft of white hair on its chin. On its chest is a distinctive, whitish "V" pattern. The bear is a subspecies endemic to Taiwan, and the largest land mammal on the island. 5. Bengal Tiger (12TWD): It has yellow or muster yellow coloring, and is covered with thin, black stripes; the stripes on its head are more densely distributed. Its belly is white. The back of its ears is black, spotted with white. The tiger has an excellent sense of hearing, razor-sharp teeth, and retractable shark claws. It is an apex predator in the forest, with stripes that offer exceptional disguise. 6. Giant Panda (12TWD): It has a pair of black eye patches, four strong limbs, and a thick black-and-white coat for protection in snowy winters. Its plump body allows him to survive on a bamboo diet, and a cool, damp weather. Its small black ears help him conserve energy. The design of this stamp features 4-month-old Yuan Zai snuggling to her mother Yuan Yuan.
Notice: This "detail of stamp" provided by Korea Stamp Co.,, DPRK. The articles as follow does not represent this blog's the position. Date of issue: August 22, 2014
Tok Islet has been an inseparable part of Korean teritory the world recognizes in view of history and international law. Korean ancestors had already discovered Tok Islet before 500 AD and used it as a fishery zone. Korean nation keeps numerous historical records of noble patriotic struggles of Korean people to defend The Tok Islet.
25th anniversary of the Baltic Chain. Joint Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian issue
The Baltic Chain on August 23, 1989, was a giant demonstration initiated
to influence Soviet authorities and to express the will of freedom of
the people of the three Baltic nations – a human chain of nearly seven
hundred kilometres from Tallinn to Vilnius. The number of people
standing along the route has been assessed at up to one million. The
demonstration was scheduled to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the
Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, which unlawfully changed the national status
of the Baltic countries and robbed them of their independence. The
Baltic Chain demonstrated to the whole world the will of freedom of the
people of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and the non-violent character of
their aspiration for freedom as well as their decision to win back
their independence. This aroused a lot of attention throughout the world
and contributed to their just and peaceful cause.
Date of issue: February 1, 2014 The stamps were issued to reflect the main spirit of then New year address delivered by Marshal Kim Jong Un, Supreme leader of the Workers' Party of Korea and Korean people, to greet the new year Juche 103(2014). The new year Juche 103(2014) is the year of grandiose struggle and of great changes in which a fierce wind of the fresh leap will be raised on all fronts of building a socialist thriving nation to usher in a heyday of Songun Korea. The stamps show the will of the Korean army and people who would usher in a great heyday in the revolution and construction by quickening the heroic advance full of conviction and enthusiasm in victory in the hopeful new year. 10 KPW: Let us hold up the torch of innovation in the sectors of agriculture, construction and science and technology in the van! 10 KPW: Let us raise a fierce wind of innovation in all the sectors of national economy including the vanguard sectors and basic industrial sectors! 10 KPW: Let us make a big stride in the construction of culture including education! 30 KPW: Let us continue to channel great efforts to strengthening the country's defence capabilities! 30 KPW: Let us further consolidate the political and ideological position of the Korean revolution! 30 KPW: Let us make a new headway in this year's national reunification movement true to the behests of the President Kim II Sung and Chairman Kim Jong II
The Day of Songun when the great leader Comrade Kim Jong II started Songun revolutionary leadership was a historic day that etched an important milestone in the history of building our revolutionary armed force and in the annals of our motherland together with the Day of Founding of the Korean People's Anny.
On August 25 Juche 49(1960) Kim Jong Il gave on-the-spot guidance to Seoul Ryu Kyong Su Guards 105th Tank Division which was a historic event that declared the succession of the revolutionary cause of Songun and a fresh start of Songun leadership.
30 KPW stamp: Let us remain faithful to the Songun revolutionary leadership of the great Comrade Kim Jong Un!
50 KPW stamp (sheetlet): Leader Kim Jong II beam-ing at a rich diet of the soldiers
50 KPW stamp (sheetlet): Supreme Commander Kim Jong Un inspecting the units of 4th corps com-mand of the KPA.
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