Garamba National Park (1980)
Congo Democratic Republic

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The park's immense savannahs, grasslands and woodlands, interspersed with gallery forests along the river banks and the swampy depressions, are home to four large mammals: the elephant, giraffe, hippopotamus and above all the white rhinoceros. Though much larger than the black rhino, it is harmless; only some 30 individuals remain. 

Zaire 1984. Garamba National Park. Set of two se-tenant stamps in a composite design, depicting Koris Bustards and Crowned Cranes.

Zaire 1984. Garamba National Park  Darby's Eland.

Zaire 1984. Garamba National Park 
Darby's Eland

Zaire 1984. Garamba National Park. Eagles.

Zaire 1984. Garamba National Park
Eagles

Zaire 1984. Garamba National Park. Servals.

Zaire 1984. Garamba National Park 
Servals

Zaire 1984. Garamba National Park. White Rhinoceros.

Zaire 1984. Garamba National Park 
White Rhinoceros

Zaire 1984. Garamba National Park. Lions.

Zaire 1984. Garamba National Park 
Lions

Zaire 1984. Garamba National Park. Warthogs.

Zaire 1984. Garamba National Park 
Warthogs

A similar set was issued in 1994, but only with five values. 

Garamba National Park is located in northeastern Congo (Kinshasa), bordering on the Sudan. The park, which was established in 1938, and is one of Africa's oldest national parks, has an area of 1,900 square miles (4,920 square km) and is a continuation of the Sudanese savanna fed by the Garamba and Dungu rivers. In the south there is an elephant station, Gangala-Na-Bodio, one of the few of its kind in the world, where the animals are domesticated for use in forestry. 

In 1996, the site was inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger, due to poaching of the rhinoceri within the park. 

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Other World Heritage Sites in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (on this site). Inactive links are not described on stamps. Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, section for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, for further information on the individual properties. 

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