Guyana’s diverse ecosystem

Guyana has one of the largest unspoiled rainforests in South America, which is home to Over 900 plus species of birds and 225 species of mammals. Jaguars, giant anteaters, capybaras, harpy eagles, giant river otters (rare species), black caiman, anaconda, and the world’s largest scaled freshwater fish – arapaima, are found in this thriving ecosystem. The world’s largest lily, Victoria Amazonica, is large enough to support a child on its massive leaves, is also found in some of the many waterways of Guyana.

Guyana jaguar postcard

Guyana stamps postmark


Guyana is the only South American nation in which English is the official language. The name of the country means “land of many waters”. Guyana is defined by its dense rain forest, some parts of which are inaccessible by humans. Pictured on the card is Demerara river. It’s currents are so powerful, that they carry the massive quantities of silt from upriver (making it’s water of deep brown color) to considerable distance out to sea.

Guyana postcard

Guyana stamp postmark