Russia Post released a set of 6 stamp under the series Fauna of Russia of Wild goat and sheep on 30th January 2013.
A large cloven-hoofed mammal
rather dense and powerfully built, with a low and strong limbs, thick, short
neck, small head and slightly protruding from the fur tail. Bighorn sheep can
reach a weight of 70-120 kg, body length of 165-175 cm, height at the withers -
90-100 cm mass horns especially large males can reach 14 pounds. They inhabit
inhabit Lake Baikal, Siberia east of the Lena River, the middle and northern
parts of the Far East, Kamchatka and Putorana Plateau (Norilsk mountain) on the
right bank of the lower Yenisei.
Progenitor of domestic goat -
wild goat reaches 120-160 cm body length, it is added to the tail length of
15-20 cm height at the shoulder is 70-100 cm, weight - 25-95 kg. The females
are slightly curved horns, relatively slender, 20-30 cm long, the male horns
much more - up to 130 cm. Bezoar goat habitat area covers parts of West Asia
and stretches from Anatolia via the Caucasus to Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Bezoar goats are found in the mountains and in the desert areas and wooded
The largest representative of
wild sheep - argali, whose length is 120-200 cm, height at the withers 90-120
cm, weight 65-180 kg. Depending on the size and color of the body there are
several sub-types. The largest is the Pamir argali mountain sheep, or Marco
Polo. Both males and females have long horns, but males may be up to 13% of
body weight. Argali lives in mountainous areas of the Central Asia and southern
Siberia. Listed in the Red Book of the Russian Federation.
In the Caucasus Mountains at an
altitude of 2500-4500 meters above sea level dwells Caucasian tur. In summer,
these representatives of mountain goats grazing in the meadows, in the winter
part of animals is in the Highlands, others - go down to the woods. Body length
of 120-180 cm, height at the withers 78-112 cm color of reddish-gray or
brownish-red. Horn of adult males from the Western and Central Caucasus
crescent, their ends are bent downwards and inwards.
A Philately Exhibition will be held at Mahaveer Bhavan, Goavesh circle, Belgaum by India Post from 8th to 10th February 2013 to promote philately and related activities specially among students. The inaugural session will be on 8th February at 10 AM.
Another speciality of this exhibition will be the aim to promote picture postcard collection (deltiology) by India Post through the well known website "Postcrossing.com". Dedicated booths will be set up for this purpose with computers so that interested students or collectors can register online on the "Postcrossing" site. Other philatelic activity will be taken up on all these 3 days.
For further details contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Asst. Supdt of Posts O/o Postmaster General, North Karnataka Region, Dharwad - 580 001.
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