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2012-12-29 05:01:26

Global Wildlife Tour and Travel Company´s Hot List of Where to Be in 2013 Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 28, 2012 PlanetWildlife, a leading provider of a wide range of wildlife travel and tours around the world, presents Wildlife´s Hotspots for 2013–a month-by-month directory of what´s happening and when–and itinerary suggestions to inspire nature lovers to experience some of the seminal seasonal events of the natural world. To explore all the ideas and...

Tropical Cyclone Nilam Soaking Sri Lanka Seen By ASA Infrared Eye
2012-10-31 07:52:19

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Tropical Storm 02B was renamed Tropical Cyclone Nilam when NASA's Aqua satellite captured an infrared image of the storm soaking Sri Lanka on its crawl to a landfall in southern India. The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured an infrared image of Tropical Cyclone Nilam on Oct. 29 at 2029 4:29 p.m. EDT. At the time of the AIRS image, the strongest storms with coldest cloud top temperatures were covering Sri...

2012-10-22 04:02:22

Hyatt Regency Colombo becomes first Hyatt hotel in Sri Lanka and Crystal Travel continues to wow its members by adding a new vendor. Westlake Village, CA (PRWEB) October 21, 2012 According to sources at Crystal Travel, they just signed a new vendor, ensuring that the members of their private travel club will be of the first to visit the newest Hyatt in Sri Lanka. According to the October 19, 2012 article on the website Hotel News Resource, "Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced that a Hyatt...

2012-08-30 21:36:49

Despite nearly three decades of conflict, Sri Lanka has succeeded in reducing malaria cases by 99.9 percent since 1999 and is on track to eliminate the disease entirely by 2014. According to a paper published Thursday in the online, open-access journal PLOS ONE, researchers from Sri Lanka´s Anti-Malaria Campaign and the UCSF Global Health Group examined national malaria data and interviewed staff of the country´s malaria program to determine the factors behind Sri Lanka´s...


Latest Sri Lanka Reference Libraries

Sri Lankan Elephant, Elephas maximus maximus
2014-04-11 10:52:49

The Sri Lankan elephant (Elephas maximus maximus) is a subspecies of the Asian elephant that can be found in Sri Lanka. This species resides in lowland dry zone habitats in eastern, southeastern, and northern areas of Sri Lanka. It reaches an average height between 6.6 and 11 feet at the shoulders and weight between 4,400 and 12,000 pounds. It is darker in color than the other two subspecies of the Asian elephant and has more depigmentation its belly, face, ears, and trunk. Only seven percent...

Purple Faced Langur, Trachypithecus vetulus
2014-04-11 10:26:51

The purple-faced langur or purple-faced leaf monkey (Trachypithecus vetulus) is a species of Old World monkey that can be found in Sri Lanka. It prefers to reside in mountainous areas in southwestern regions of this range, in habitats known as wet zones. It can be found in the canopies of dense forests at low elevations. This species holds four subspecies including the western purple-faced langur, which is one of the most endangered primates in the world, and the dryzone purple-faced langur....

Sri Lanka cinnamon, Cinnamomum verum
2014-02-09 09:22:38

Cinnamomum verum is an evergreen tree species. The plant may also be commonly referred to as True cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon, or Sri Lanka cinnamon. C. verum belongs to the Lauraceae family. This small tree is popular because its inner bark is used to make the common spice cinnamon.  A large majority of plants grow in Sri Lanka; however it is cultivated for commercial purposes in other regions. C. verum trees can grow anywhere between 32 and 50 feet tall. Its leaves are longer than they...

Sri Lanka cat snake, Boiga ceylonensis
2013-10-14 14:36:42

The Sri Lanka cat snake (Boiga ceylonensis) can be found in Sri Lanka and throughout the mountain ranges along the Western side of India, the Western Ghats. A member of the Colubridae family, this species is mildly venomous and bites rarely cause any issues other than some local swelling. The species has a fairly aggressive disposition and is known to strike out and bite when in danger or feels threatened. Typically, a Sri Lanka cat snake measures approximately 4 feet long. You can expect...

Sri Lankan Leopard, Panthera pardus kotiya
2012-12-10 12:05:00

The Sri Lankan leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya) is a subspecies of the leopard that is native to Sri Lanka. The range of this subspecies is highly fragmented, but in some areas, it does occur in high numbers. It prefers many types of habitats including rainforests, arid scrublands, evergreen monsoon forests, upper and lowland forests, and damp forests. The Sri Lankan leopard differs in size depending upon sex. Males can reach and average body length of about our feet with an average weight...

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