Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Reptiles Of Zaire

I just couldn't resist this set of reptiles of sub-Saharan Africa...and what an interesting bunch it is: Agama agama (rainbow agama) Python regius (royal python) Dasypeltis scabra (egg-eating snake) Naja nigricollis (black-necked spitting cobra) Dendroaspis jamesoni (Jameson's mamba) Chamaeleo dilepis (flap-necked chameleon)

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Wild Ass FDCs, Sudan

Every now and then I scan ebay for donkey FDCs, and this time I really feel lucky - this set with African Wild Ass was issued in 1994 and so nicely presented here :)
African wild donkeys live in the deserts and other arid areas of the Horn of Africa, in Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia. It is critically endangered, with about 570 individuals existing in the wild. This species is believed to be the ancestor of the domestic donkey.