horton plains, sri lanka

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S.P.P.D. WEERASEKARA ELAPATHA ISURU SCHOOL ELAPATHA RATNAPURA

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COMPETENCY – EXTRACTS NECESSARY INFORMATION FROM VARIOUS TYPES OF TEXTS COMPETENCY LEVEL – 5.4 ( TRANSFERS INFORMATION INTO OTHER FORMS ) GRADE – 8 TIME - 40 MINUTES ACTIVITY 5.4– LET’S TRANSFER INFORMATION

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Can you name the coldest city in Sri Lanka? Yes, it is Nuwara Eliya.

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The most important place in Nuwara Eliya is Horton Plains.

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H O R T O N P L A I N S

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Horton Plains is named after the visit of Sir Robert Wilmot Horton, a former British Governor of Sri Lanka to this place. It is the only one mountain national park in Sri Lanka, which is situated in Nuwara Eliya district in the Central Province. It is located 2 300 metres above the sea level. It is declared as a national park in 1988.

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Horton Plains is the headwaters of 3 major rivers in Sri Lanka Mahaweli,Kelani and Walawe . It is fed well from the North-East and the South-West monsoonal rains.The mean annual rainfall is about 5 000mm and the mean annual temperature is around 150C.During the South-West monsoonal season the wind speed is higher. The dry season occurs from January to March. The ground frost is common in February. April and August are the best months to visit the plains.

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GROUND FROST

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NORTH EAST MONSOONS SOUTH WEST MONSOONS

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Almost all life forms in the area are adapted to the cold climatic conditions.You can see a number of endemic flora are fauna in the plains. Dwarf bamboo, ferns and nearly 54 woody Plant species have been recovered from the area. It is also famous for some flower species such as Bovitiya,Binara and some endemic Orchids.

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DWARF BAMBOOS

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FERN

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Woody Plants

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FLOWERS (1).Bovitiya Flower

(2).Binara Flower : 

(2).Binara Flower

Some Orchids : 

Some Orchids

Some otherflower species : 

Some otherflower species

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24 species of mammals have been identified from Horton plains. Among them leopard, giant squirrel, black napped hare, elk, porcupine, sambhur, otter, rusty spotted cat, Wild boar and bear monkey are common.

Mammals(1). Leopard : 

Mammals(1). Leopard

(2). Giant squirrel : 

(2). Giant squirrel

(3). Black napped hare : 

(3). Black napped hare

(4). Elk : 

(4). Elk

(5). Porcupine : 

(5). Porcupine

(6). Sambhur : 

(6). Sambhur

(7). Otter : 

(7). Otter

(8). Rusty- spotted cat : 

(8). Rusty- spotted cat

(9). Wild boar : 

(9). Wild boar

(10). Bear monkey : 

(10). Bear monkey

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There are some reptile species and about 87 bird species have been identified from the area .

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REPTILES

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BIRDS

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There are some species who are extinct. Plant removal, littering 3. fires, 4. noise pollution and 5. gem mining are major threats in Horton Plains. Some deer have died due to eating polythene.

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The World’End is the key attraction which is situated at the southern boundary of the park.

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The Baker’s falls is the other place you should not miss to visit.

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Complete the following grid using the information on Horton Plains you have got.

An AssignmentRefer a dictionary and find the meanings of the following words. : 

An AssignmentRefer a dictionary and find the meanings of the following words. 1.Endemic 2.Extinct 3.Altitude 4.Frost 5.Adapted

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