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21 February 2008
2/2008
Commemorative Issue

Wildlife in Norway III

Norway
Few other animals engage our emotions as strongly as the wolf does. Some people are afraid of their presence, while others are happy that wolves are still to be found in Norway. There are not many people who have experienced the excitement of encountering a wolf, but you can meet one now in the safe surroundings of a stamp.

The grey wolf is one of the subjects of this year's wildlife issue, along with the bear and the elk.

No one disputes the fact that the wolf is a predator. Unlike bears, which only eat meat at certain times, wolves live on meat all the year round. They have highly developed senses and rely on smell and sound for the most important information from their surroundings. An adult Scandinavian wolf weighs between 30 and 60 kg, the female being a little lighter than the male. A wolf

Elk  

Elk

Bear  

Bear

Wolf  

Wolf

Technical Information

Subjects: Elk, Bear, Wolf
Design: Inger Sandved Anfinsen
Value: NOK 11.00
copyright notice: The source of the text and the images is Norway Post.
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