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Sp.719 Taiwan Endangered Mammals Postage Stamps-Leopard Cat

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Stamp SN D719
Stamp Name Sp.719 Taiwan Endangered Mammals Postage Stamps-Leopard Cat
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Mammals, Animals
Issue date 2022-04-13
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 40 × 30 (mm)
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer Cartor Security Printing (France)
Drawer Hung-tu Ko
Designer
Photographer
Engraver
Creative Director
Sheet composition 20(5 × 4)
Print color Colorful
Process Offset
Paper Phosphorescent stamp paper<br>
Back
Perforation 13 × 13⅓
As a call to the public to protect the natural ecology, Chunghwa Post has issued a set of two Leopard Cat stamps with face values of NT$8 and NT$28.
The Leopard Cat is now the only surviving native species of cat in Taiwan. It is largely found in low-lying hilly areas. Like the domestic cat in build but somewhat larger, its coat is spotted dark brown. Two parallel white stripes run down from forehead to muzzle whilst the fur behind its ears is black with prominent white patches. It is carnivorous and seizes its prey with its forefeet, the bones of which are thick and powerful. It eats rodents, birds, amphibians and reptiles. Except during the breeding season and when the mother looks after her kittens, the Leopard Cat is normally solitary. Active in early morning, at twilight and night, it rests in a hollow tree, rock fissure or thick grass during the day, coming out after sunset to hunt for food. It is good at climbing trees and can also swim.

By-issues:
(1)First Day Cover (195 mm × 120 mm): NT$3 apiece
(2) Folder (with or without mount): NT$8 apiece
(3) Loose-leaf album page: NT$8 apiece
(4) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with one NT$8-denominated stamp: NT$11 apiece
(5) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with a full set of stamps: NT$39 apiece
To purchase the relative philatelic products, please go directly to the post office branches, Postal Museum or order on line at https://stamp.post.gov.tw.