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    Extinct bird from Mauritius: Dodo

    Looking back at world history, we come across many species that became extinct due to human activity. Endangered species include the Pyrenees ibex, Stellar seagull, Tasmanian tiger, quaga, and dodo. The dodo bird was the first to become extinct. The last recorded species of this bird endemic to the island of Mauritius was in 1662. In the 359 years since then, no dodo has been recorded in any part of the world, making it one of the world’s most endangered species. Looking back at world history, we come across many species that became extinct due to human activity. Endangered species include the Pyrenees ibex, Stellar seagull, Tasmanian tiger, quaga, and…

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    “Bobcat” climbing cactus trees in self-defense

    There are about forty members of the cat family in the world. The cat family is one of the most widespread species in the world. One of the main reasons for this is that cats in human contact also belong to the cat family. This large group has about seven large body members. These large members include the lion, the tiger, the leopard, the cheetah, the jaguar, the cougar, and the snow tiger. Members of the cat family are scientifically classified as mammals, members of the genus Cannivora, genus Felidae. At present there are about four members of the genus Felidae in the natural environment of Sri Lanka. The largest…

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    Christmas Island closes roads for crab parade

    The 73rd anniversary of our annual Independence Day celebrations was proudly celebrated on the 4th of February. Due to the training sessions of the three Armed Forces and other cultural events that usually take place on that day, it is common to have to follow a special traffic plan for a few days before the Independence Day celebrations. Due to the closure of certain roads, many visitors to Colombo have to use alternative routes to reach their destination. Although we have to adapt to a special traffic plan only for Independence Day or Labor Day, can you imagine a group of islanders following a special road plan because of a…

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    Kelp algae that form underwater forests

    Sri Lanka is a country rich in biodiversity. Perhaps you have experienced the beauty of mountain forests, drylands, coastal areas and lagoons, and coral ecosystems. Although we have heard of world-famous rainforests such as the Amazon and the Congo, have you ever heard of the Kelp Forest, a large oceanic forest system? This article is dedicated to sharing with you some information about the kelp forests that are hidden from our eyes. But this kelp is not a division of life that can be compared to the trees we see on land. What is this kelp? Kelp is a large, multicellular brown algae that grows close to the shore in…

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    The Precious Coexistence of Nature: Lichens

    In everyday life, how many things do we talk about that should be mutually supportive? Cooperation is sometimes intertwined with each other’s lives as a reciprocal relationship. But today we are not going to talk about the interrelationships between human beings, but about the wonderful bond of nature. That’s it. What are these lichens? “Lichens”. Some may be familiar with the word. Others may not even have an idea of ​​what this is. Lichens can be described as one of the most amazing symbiotic symbiotic associations on Earth, believed to have formed on Earth 400 million years ago. Lichens are a structure in which two groups of fungi and algae…

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    How Einstein stole the brain!

    Known as the ‘most intelligent man of the twentieth century’, Einstein was a great scientist who presented principles and theories that changed the course of the world. Because of his special intelligence, it was believed at the time that his brain must be more special than the average human brain. When Einstein died in 1955, a doctor wanted to do research on the nature of his brain. It all started there! Death of Einstein In 1955, Albert Einstein lived in Princeton, New Jersey, USA. On April 12 of that year, Einstein suddenly fell ill. He had severe pain in his lower abdomen, but Einstein did not allow his secretary, Helen,…

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    Five of the best airports in the world

    When traveling by air, passengers have to travel from several airports in several countries from start to finish. If you have ever traveled abroad, you have had that experience. It can be a good or bad experience as well as an immortal memory. Even if there are several airports in the same country, the quality of the services they provide may vary. For example, if we take a direct flight from Colombo to Bangkok, Thailand, we will have to obtain services from Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport and Bangkok Swarnabhumi Airport. An invisible mechanism operates at the airport to make this three-and-a-half-hour journey a success. Thousands of employees contribute to it…

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    8 things you need to know about the beautiful Horton Plains

    Nuwara Eliya is one of the most popular destinations for those who work hard and relax as soon as they get a break. Not only the pleasant climate but also many wonderful tourist events are located in the vicinity of Nuwara Eliya. These beautiful events include Horton Plains, Gregory Lake, Hakgala Botanic Gardens, Victoria Gardens, Pidurutalagala Kanda, Sandatenna, Ambewela Farm etc. Among them, Horton Plains is one of the fascinadoras destinations in the map of the tourist of the world. If you are planning to visit the beautiful Horton Plains one day after the corona epidemic is over, read these 8 amazing facts about it! 1) Elephants inhabited the Horton…

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    Let’s climb Danigala mountain, which is full of alien stories

    We all have a curiosity about alien life in our minds. Mount Danigala in Kandegama, Polonnaruwa is a place where stories about alien life are woven. But in this article it will be clear to you that Kandegama is indeed a place of great archaeological importance. Tourists who like nature as well as history go to climb Danigala but in recent times the risk of epidemics had stopped. Location Danigala is an isolated hill in the Polonnaruwa District of the North Central Province, located in the Kandegama Grama Niladhari Division in the Dimbulagala Divisional Secretariat. Kandegama mountain is adjacent to Danigala. From Polonnaruwa take the Aralaganwila-Dehiattakandiya road, pass Dimbulagala, and…

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    Pigeon Island Park in the beautiful Nilaveli

    Situated on an island, this park is located about a kilometer north of the Nilaveli beach, a beautiful beach north of Trincomalee. The island can be seen from the Nilaveli beach. There is a ferry service to the island. The boat ride is as short as 12 minutes. The park ticket office is located on Nilaveli Beach. Pigeon Island National Park is 1 km from Colombo. M. 312 miles away. Visitors to Trincomalee can easily reach this forest park. This National Park is located in the Valaiyukku Grama Niladhari Division of the Kuchchaveli Divisional Secretariat in the Trincomalee District. How did the name come about? Pigeon Island gets its name…