02 May 2020
Endangered Species — Kordofan Giraffe
Date of Issue: 2 May 2020
Designer: Joel Kirk
Process: Offset Lithography
Stamp Size: 70mm deep x 60mm wide
Sheet Size: 84mm deep x 118mm wide
Paper: 446 Gummed FSC Securpost 110 GPW
Perforation: 1.1 X 1.667
The name giraffe comes from the Arabic word ‘zirafah’, meaning the tallest of all. Reaching heights of 17 feet, these gentle giants tower over the animal kingdom.
Recent genetic discoveries have found that there are four distinct species, all native to Africa – the Northern giraffe, Southern giraffe, Reticulated giraffe and the Masai giraffe.
The latest in our Endangered Species series features the critically endangered Kordofan giraffe. Unfortunately habitat loss, mining, poaching and civil unrest have all placed it in real danger of extinction and conservationists are calling for everyone to stop overlooking these majestic mammals.