First Definitive Stamps of Zimbabwe -1980

First Definitive Stamps of Zimbabwe -1980

On 18th Apr 1980 Zimbabwe issued the First Definitives . It was a set of 15 stamps on Gems. Animals and Waterfalls. Five stamps were issued on each theme.

Gems- 1,3,4,5,7 Cents

1c- Morganite , 3c – Amethyst , 4c – Garnet , 5c – Citrine , 7c – Blue Topaz.

Animals – 9,11,13,15,17 Cents

9c- Black Rhinoceros , 11c – Lion, 13c- Warthog , 15c – Giraffe , 17c – Zebra

Waterfalls – 21, 25, 30, $1, $2

21c – Odzani Falls ,25c – Goba Falls , 30c- Inyangoombe falls ,$1 – Bridal Veil Falls , $2 -Victoria Falls.

A First Day Cover cancelled on First Day of Issue at Salisbury is listed

FDC ZIMBABWE IST DEFINITIVES
FDC ZIMBABWE IST DEFINITIVES -1980

Stamp on Tallinn Zoo – Snow Leopard- Estonia 1999

Stamp on Tallinn Zoo – Snow Leopard- Estonia 1999

Tallinn Zoo in Estonia was opened on 25 Aug 1939.As per 2012 census it had 13,336 animals representing 548 species. Since 2009 it is one of the most visited Zoos in Baltic states. Tallinn Zoo is located in naturally beautiful Veskimetsa Park Forest.

Snow Leopard is a large cat native to mountain ranges of  Central and South Asia.It is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of threatened species as its world wide population is less than ( 2016 -4678 to 8745 mature individuals)

A Female Snow Leopard cub was born in Tallinn Zoo on May 10 ,2015. International Snow  Leopard Day is Celebrated on Oct 24.

Estonia issued a stamp on 19 Feb 1999  on Tallinn Zoo featuring Snow Leopard .

ESTONIA - TALLINN ZOO -SNOW LEOPARD
STAMP OF ESTONIA 1999 – TALLINN ZOO -SNOW LEOPARD