Date revealed: 11 June 2022
The cats embrace a mixture of pedigree breeds and moggies representing a number of the hottest owned cats within the UK
Royal Mail has launched the purr-fect new set of eight stamps that includes lovely photos of cats doing what they do finest.
The photographs present cats: grooming; stalking; taking part in; sleeping; staring; being on alert; being curious; and stretching.
Cats proven on the stamps are: Siamese; Tabby; Ginger cat; British Shorthair; Maine Coon; Black-and-white cat; Bengal; and a Tabby-and-white.
The cats embrace a mixture of pedigree breeds and moggies representing a number of the hottest owned cats within the UK – every is then proven on the stamps in attribute behaviour.
Royal Mail labored with writer and animal skilled, Tamsin Pickeral, writer of The Grace of the Cat: An illustrated Historical past on the stamp problem.
Home cats have a broad vary of language to let their homeowners know what they do – or don’t need!
After birds, they’ve the widest vary of vocalisation of any home pet.
Some breeds are far chattier than others, for instance, the Siamese and Burmese are significantly vocal.
Some superb cat info embrace:
Home cats share 96% of their genes with tigers
Sir Isaac Newton is credited with inventing the cat flap
There are over 10.2 million cats within the UK
Virtually one in 4 UK households owns a cat* – or a cat owns them
The Put up Workplace formally employed cats between 1868 and 1984 to maintain out mice
Cats have just a few hundred style buds in comparison with a human’s 9,000
Cats have as much as 200 million odour-sensitive cells of their noses, in comparison with people who’ve simply 5 million
Cats even have a ‘second nose’, the vomeronasal scent organ, positioned on the roof of their mouth, which is ready to detect pheromones
David Gold, Director Exterior Affairs and Coverage, Royal Mail, mentioned: “These lovely stamps exhibiting cats being cats, present why as a nation, we’re besotted with them.
“Their enchanting, unbiased and quirky methods are completely captured in these photos that each one animal lovers will adore.”
The stamps at the moment are out there at: www.royalmail.com/cats and by cellphone on 03457 641 641, with a Presentation Pack, containing all eight stamps, priced at £12.96.
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