In 2014 the Moscow Zoological Park, one of the oldest zoos in Europe, will become 150 years old.
At the opening it contained 134 domestic animals, 153 wild animals and birds and 7 reptiles. Today one can see in the Moscow Zoo more than eight thousand animals, some species have been bred by experts for the first time in the world. The zoo participates in many international programmes for the preservation of endangered types of animals, working with global environmental organisations.
In the middle of a huge bustling city the zoo delights its visitors with a new, modern, and beautiful appearance and is always glad to welcome its guests.
The margins of the souvenir sheet depict: a Macaw parrot, a giraffe, a tiger, a manul cat, a peacock, a crocodile, a brown baby bear, a pink flamingo, an Asian elephant, and a gibbon; the postage stamp shows the main entrance to the building of the Moscow Zoo.
An illustrated cover has been prepared for the release with a souvenir sheet and a FDC with cancellation (Moscow) inside.
Design: R. Komsa.
Face value: 40 rub.
Sheet size: 107х80 mm; stamp size in the sheet: 50х37 mm.
Circulation: 85 thousand souvenir sheets.