There are Elephants in the Room … # 11

There are Elephants in the Room … # 11

The Geological Survey of India, established in 1851, is a government organisation in India which is attached to the Ministry of Mines of Union Government of India for conducting geological surveys and studies.

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This stamp was issued in 1951 to mark its centenary. It depicts Stegodon ganesa, a mammal found in the Siwalik Hills of India 5.3 to 1.8 million years ago. It is a distantly related to the mammoth and the modern elephant.

Stegodon ganesa

Stegodon ganesa

 

 

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3 responses to “There are Elephants in the Room … # 11

  1. So close and yet not quite. I wonder why it would need armour on its ‘forehead’?

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