Horton Plains

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Horton Plains National Park - Fauna
1500 to 2000, possibly more than the carrying capacity of the plains ... A subspecies of Red Slender Loris, the Horton Plains Slender Loris (Loris tardigradus nycticeboides formerly sometimes considered as Loris lydekkerianus nycticeboides) is found only in ... Along with Ohiya, Pattipola and Ambewela, Horton Plains forms one of the Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Sri Lanka ...
Horton Plains National Park - History
... Maha Eliya Thenna (මහ එළිය තැන්න - "great open plain") ... But in the British period the plains were renamed after Sir Robert Wilmot-Horton, the British governor of Ceylon from 1831 to 1837, who travelled to the area to meet the Ratemahatmaya of Sabaragamuwa ... Horton Plains was designated as a wildlife sanctuary on 5 December 1969, and because of its biodiversity value, was elevated to a national park on 18 March 1988 ...
Horton Plains National Park
... Horton Plains National Park is a protected area in the central highlands of Sri Lanka and is covered by montane grassland and cloud forest. 32 kilometres (20 mi) from Nuwara Eliya and 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from Ohiya The Horton Plains are the headwaters of three major Sri Lankan rivers, the Mahaweli, Kelani, and ... In Sinhala the plains are known as Maha Eliya Plains ...

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