This is the second set in the cycle of postal values dedicated to animals living in our fields and forests. The stamps depict the following subjects, painted by Belgian wildlife artist André Buzin:
The red fox (Fuuss)
The red fox measures up to 100 cm in length (not including its tail of 40 cm), and can weigh up to 7 or 8 kg. This animal is easily recog-nisable by its ears and black paws, as well as the white tip of its tail. Its coat is generally brown-red, sometimes sprinkled with white patches.
The heightened senses of this carnivore allows it to live near human residences without attracting attention. Farm land with undergrowth and open fields provides it with hiding places while providing home to numerous rodents, the fox’s primary food.
Foxes, who live on average for twelve years, mate in the middle of winter. The fox gives birth to two to eight babies in an underground lair where the two parents care for their young for almost five weeks. When autumn arrives, the young leave their birthplace.
|Price of the series:||2,45 + 0,45 = 2,90 €|
|Designs:||André Buzin, Ecaussenes (B)|
|Printing:||multicoloured photogravure by the Imprimerie du Timbre, La Poste, Malines (B)|
|Dimensions:||40.20 x 27.66 mm, 20 stamps per sheet, decorated sheet borders|