Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Protected Animals of Malaysia Series 1

Protected Animals of Malaysia Series 1

Date of Issue: 1985-04-25
Denominations: 10 cents, 40 cents, and $1.00
Stamp Size: 25.6 mm x 38.4 mm
Paper: Unwatermarked
Printing Process: Lithography
Printer: Waddingtons Ltd., Leeds, England
Sheet Composition: 100 stamps
Designer: Peter Khang Howe Ket

Stamps in the Series:

First Day Cover:

Malaysia is a nation rich with a diversity of wild animals. The majority of these wild animals live in the forest. The area under forest in the country is gradually decreasing, thus threatening the lives of these wild animals. The government is aware of this situation and has thus set up relevant laws and legislation to protect this national heritage of ours.

Banded Linsang (Prionodon linsang)

The banded linsang is widespread throughout the primary forest in the country. They are seldom seen. They can climb trees and come out usually at night to hunt for food.

Slow Loris (Nycticebus coucang)

The slow loris live on trees in the forest. They come out in the night to feed on fruits and insects. They are small in number and are easily caught by man because they move about very slowly.

Spotted Giant Flying Squirrel (Petaurista elegans)

The spotted giant flying squirrel is seldom seen by men. They live on trees in the forest on top of mountains. These squirrels can glide from tree to tree. They feed on fruits and insects.

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