Romania (2020)- Animal Emotions - Dog, Polar Bear, etc. (4v)

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Romfilatelia continues its series of projects dedicated to Fauna, one of the most appreciated topic by the collectors, introducing into circulation the postage stamps issue entitled Animals’ Emotions, on Tuesday, November 19th, this year.

The „Animal Emotions” postage stamps issue reproduces the images of several specimens of fauna, such as the elephant, the dog, the cat, the polar bear, the macaque and the grey seal.

On the postage stamp with the face value of Lei 1.60, is reproduced a image in which a mother and a polar bear cub are presented in the foreground, at a time of tenderness and maternal protection.

The macaque (Macaca sylvanus), from the family Cercopithecidae, can be found on the stamp with the face value of Lei 3.10, with a mimic that expresses nostalgia. Also known as the „Berber macaque”, it is a unique species through its distribution outside Asia, being found in Morocco, Algeria and Gibraltar.

The macaque is one of the most well-known species of monkeys in the Old World, being covered with thick fur that protects it from cold temperatures. The color of the body varies from gray-yellow to dark brown-gray, with a red face, without a tail and with a length of the body that can reach up to 70 cm, at maturity reaching a weight of about 12 kg.

The friendship and closeness between two species that are renowned for their lack of tolerance for one another are captured in the image the stamp with the face value of Lei 5, featuring three European kittens and a Saint Bernard dog that protects them. In the same stamp appear three European cats, also called European with short hair or „common cat”, one of the oldest, the most widespread and the purest breeds of cats, which appeared and developed by natural means.

The African elephant (Loxodonta africana) is part of the family Elephantidae and of the order Proboscidea, being illustrated on the stamp with the face value of Lei 19, at a moment of joy and play, between two baby elephants.

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