Postal Stamp Image : LESSER PANDA 0473 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 07/10/1963
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.15
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 0473
Postal Stamp Name : LESSER PANDA
Stamp Information : RED PANDA Very few animals can boast of greater beauty than the Red, or Lesser, Panda (Ailurus fulgens). With their bright chestnut colour and white facial markings, pointed ears and black nose, darker under parts and faintly ringed tails they instantly catch the eye. They inhabit the middle ranges of the central and eastern Himalayas. They are found in fair numbers in Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim and the North East Frontier agency of India, where they live in the temperate bamboo forests from about 6,000 to 12,000 feet elevation. In feeding habits they appear to be almost omnivorous, eating the leaves, shoots and roots of bamboo and other vegetation, fruit, small birds, eggs, insects and so on. Red Pandas are easily captured and tamed. Because of their cat-like and bear-like appearance they are sometimes known as 'cat-bears', and make most delightful pets. They have in recent years become increasingly popular in zoos of Europe and America.
Stamp Currency : P
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 : Green and Golden brown (Superimposed)
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