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Postal Stamp Image : TIGER 0475 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 07/10/1963
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.50
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 0475
Postal Stamp Name : TIGER
Stamp Information : TIGER It is difficult to imagine a more spectacular animal than the Tiger (Panthera tigris), especially when seen in its natural habitat against a green background of dense jungle. Found in most parts of India, except in the extreme northwest and higher Himalayan ranges, it is still holding its own in spite of the increase in human population and resultant spread of cultivation and pasture. Lack of natural food such as deer and wild pig often compels tigers to become cattle-lifters. Only very occasionally will a Tiger become a man-killer or a man-eater. The very rare man-eating tiger is usually driven to become to this by old age or some disability. A wounded tiger, or a tigress with young cubs, can be very dangerous, but as a rule a person entering a forest has no fear of tigers as the latter will cunningly keep well out of the way. 'White' tigers sometimes occur, especially in the old princely state of Rewa, and these are usually partial albinos - a freak of nature. No black tiger has ever been reliably recorded, though black leopards are fairly frequently met with in south and northeast India. For sportsmen to shoot, tigers are usually driven out of thick jungle by beaters or tame elephants, or else shot over a 'kill'. As they become rarer, it is becoming more fashionable nowadays to try and 'shoot' them with a camera in some park or sanctuary like the Corbett National Park.
Stamp Currency : P
Stamp Type : COMMEMORATIVE
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 3.91 x 2.9
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.63x2.62 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 35
Stamp Perforations : 13 x 13
Postage Stamp Paper : Watermark All over multiple 'Lion Capital of Ashoka'
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 5 million
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Olive green and Grey
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