Mar 13, 2014

Russia FDC on "150th Anniversary of Moscow Zoo"

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150th Anniversary of Moscow Zoo

Date of Issue : 13 February 2014

In 2014 the Moscow Zoological Park, one of the oldest zoos in Europe, will become 150 years old.

At the opening it contained 134 domestic animals, 153 wild animals and birds and 7 reptiles. Today one can see in the Moscow Zoo more than eight thousand animals, some species have been bred by experts for the first time in the world.

The margins of the souvenir sheet depict: a Macaw parrot, a giraffe, a tiger, a manul cat, a peacock, a crocodile, a brown baby bear, a pink flamingo, an Asian elephant, and a gibbon; the postage stamp shows the main entrance to the building of the Moscow Zoo.

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