Sunday, February 6, 2011

Bengal Tiger–Gambia


Gambia Post issued the stamp series of Bengal Tiger for commemorating their participation at The Stamp International Exhibition Indipex 2011. The issuance presented in one sheetlet comprised of 4 stamps and one souvenir sheet comprised of one stamp. All stamps depicted Bengal Tiger which native from India.

In 2010, the population of wild Bengal tigers in the Indian subcontinent is estimated to be fewer than 2,500.The Bengal tiger has been a national symbol of India since about the 25th century BCE when it was displayed on the Pashupati seal of the Indus Valley Civilisation.


The Bengal tiger do not live as family units because the male plays no part in raising his offspring. Tigers mark their territory by spraying urine on a branch or leaves or bark of a tree, which leaves a particular scent behind.Male Bengal tigers fiercely defend their territory from other tigers, often engaging in serious fighting.

The Bengal tiger, or Royal Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) is a subspecies of tiger native to India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan.Males reach maturity at 4–5 years of age, and females at 3–4 years. Mating can occur at any time, but is most prevalent between November and April.

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