WWF Coelacanth

1998 Comoro Islands Complete Mint Set of 4

Believed to be extinct, the Coelacanth was rediscovered in 1938 off the coast of Africa. This "living fossil" is highly maneuverable and is found in underwater caves and grows to over 6 feet long. It is estimated less than 500 exist today. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is the largest international conservation organization aiding more than 100 countries in wilderness and animal preservation. The endangered animals featured on each nation's WWF postage stamps are native to that country and provide awareness to help support their conservation efforts. (#883)