Monday, August 3, 2015

INDIA ~Kaziranga National Park - UNESCO ~

...India's National Park nr 2...more beautiful wildlife... one of the largest mammals in the world that faces always the threat of poaching for its horn and continuing habitat loss... Thanks a lot kbdessai!
photo: Kangkan
From backside postcard:
Kaziranga National Park, located in the North eastern state of Assam in the flood plains of the Brahmaputra River's south bank was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985 for its unique natural environment. The park, which covers an area of 42.996 ha (106.250acres), has the distinction of being home to the world's largest population of the Great Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros.

Beginning with a few rhinos in 1905, the park today boasts of more than 70 per cent of the world’s population of the Indian Rhinoceros.

The greater one-horned rhinoceros is the largest of the three Asian rhinos and, together with African white rhinos, is the largest of all rhino species. Males can weigh up to 2.7 tonnes. They have a single black horn between 20-60 cm long and a grey-brown hide with skin folds, which give it an armor-plated appearance. The upper lip is semi-prehensile.

Stamps:

Mahatma Gandhi
(Issued 01-03-2009)
Olympic Games - Beijing, China
(Issued 08-08-2008)
 Drukpa Lineage of Buddhism
(Issued 14-05-2014)

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