Sunday, January 19, 2014

Wrangel Island

Wrangel Island is an uninhabited island off the northern coast of far eastern Siberia. It's 37 miles from the nearest island and 87 miles from the Russian mainland. Wrangel Island, together with Herald Island and surrounding waters, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  
Wrangel Island Reserve is home to many polar bears, seals, walrus and lemmings. During the summer it is visited by many types of birds including the endangered  Snow Goose. And did you know that until about 4,000 years ago Wrangel Island supported the world's last mammoth population?

(right) Part of a set of four stamps about Russian Uniforms. 


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