Stamps featuring the Philippine Crocodile

The Philippine Postal Corporation has come up with the Second Quarter Issue-WWF Crocodile stamps last May 16, 2011. It is classified as a “Special” kind of issue with a denomination of P 7.00 and quantity of 132,000 pieces. Also to be issued are miniature sheets of eight with a denomination of P 56.00 and quantity of 6,000 pieces per design.

Kind of Issue: Special
Denomination & Quantity: hp7.00 / 132,000 pieces
Date of Issue:  May 16, 2011
Last Day of Sale : May 15, 2012 (or as stocks allow)
Sheet Composition: 16
Size of Stamp :  40 mm x 30 mm.
Miniature Sheet of 8: Php 56.00 / 6,000 pieces each design
Size 155 mm x 140 mm
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset (4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Layout Artist: Victorino Serevo
Design Coordinator: Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak
Designs: Photographs provided by Mr. Hans Groth of WWF and The Mabuwaya Foundation taken by:
1). Paul Freed of the Photo Agency Animals, Animals, USA – upper right stamp of the block of four;
2). Merlijn van Weerd of Mabuwaya Foundation: upper left and lower left of the stamps of the block of four; also on margin of miniature sheet of 8 #B, C, D; and
3). Willen van de Ven of Mabuwaya Foundation: lower right stamp of the block of four : also on margin of miniature sheet of 8 #A.

The Philippine crocodile is endemic to the Philippines. Its scientific name is Crocodylus Mindorensis, after Mindoro, where the type of specimen was caught. It is a freshwater crocodile. It can grow up to three meters. Females construct a nest of grass, twigs and sand close to water and lay up to thirty eggs. After two to three months, the eggs hatch. Juvenile crocodiles eat shrimps, insects and snails. Adults prey on fish, birds, rats and snakes and occasionally on larger animals such as wild pigs and deer. Read more

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