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FLORA & FAUNA

 

TOP 10 BOTANICAL GARDENS AND PARKS IN SRI LANKA

1. Royal Botanical Garden, Peradeniya, Kandy

2. Hakgala Botanicals Garden, Nuwara Eliya

3. Henarathgoda Botanical Garden, Gampaha

4. Mirijjawila Botanical Garden, Hambantota

5. Seetawaka Botanical Garden, Avissawella

6. Vihara Maha Devi Park (formerly Victoria Park), Colombo

7. Victoria Park, Nuwara Eliya

8. Wace Park, Kandy

9. Urban Wetland Park, Nugegoda, Colombo

10. Galle Face Green, Colombo

 

TOP 10 MAMMALS OF SRI LANKA

1. Elephant

2. Leopard

3. Bear

4. Deer

5. Civet

6. Mongoose

7. Porcupine

8. Wild Boar

9. Monkey

10. Loris

 

TOP 10 REPTILES OF SRI LANKA

1. Cobra (Indian Cobra, King Cobra)

2. Rock Python (also known as Indian Python)

3. Viper (Russell’s Viper, Green Pit Viper)

4. Chameleon

5. Gecko

6. Monitor Lizard (Goanna, “Kabaragoya”)

7. Crocodile (Saltwater, Mugger)

8. Non-venemous Snakes (Rat Snake, Cat Snake, Vine Snake)

9. Tortoise (Black Tortise, Star Tortise)

10. Sea Turtle

 

TOP 10 SEA FISH OF SRI LANKA

1. Mullet

2. Bream

3. Grouper

4. Snapper

5. Trevally

6. Mackerel

7. Tuna

8. Marlin

9. Sailfish

10. Shark

 

TOP 10 AQUARIUM FISH OF SRI LANKA

1. Guppies

2. Platies

3. Goldfish

4. Barbs

5. Danios

6. Tetras

7. Gouramis

8. Catfish

9. Cichlids

10. Gobies

 

TOP 10 BIRDS OF SRI LANKA

1. Ceylon Jungle Fowl (National Bird)

2. Peafowl

3. Duck

4. Woodpecker

5. Cormorant

6. Kingfisher

7. Myna

8. Oriole

9. Crow

10. Sparrow

 

TOP 10 DOMESTICATED ANIMALS OF SRI LANKA

1. Elephant

2. Buffalo

3. Milch Cows (including Bulls)

4. Goats

5. Chickens

6. Pigs

7. Dogs

8. Cats

9. Ponies

10. Donkeys (Mannar and Kalpitiya)

 

TOP 10 COMMON FLOWERS OF SRI LANKA

1. Water Lily

2. Rose

3. Bougainvillea

4. Anthurium

5. Orchid

6. Sunflower

7. Frangipani

8. Carnation

9. Chrysanthemum

10. Gerbera

 

TOP 10 COMMON TREES OF SRI LANKA

1. Coconut

2. Palm

3. Teak

4. Mahogany

5. Lunumidella

6. Kumbuk

7. Banyan

8. Satin

9. Bamboo

10. Mara

 

TOP 10 NATIONAL PARKS OF SRI LANKA

1. Yala National Park

2. Udawalawe National Park

3. Lunugamwehera National Park

4. Ruhunu National Park

5. Wilpattu National Park

6. Gal Oya National Park

7. Minneriya – Giritale Sanctuary

8. Wasgamuwa National Park

9. Peak Wilderness Sanctuary (Horton Plains)

10. Sinharaja Forest Reserve

 

TOP 10 NATURAL HISTORY BOOKS ABOUT SRI LANKA

1. Flora Zeylanica: Sistens Plantas Indicas Zeylonae Insulae (1747)

2. Excursions, Adventures, and Field-sports in Ceylon by James Campbell (1843)

3. A Selection of Rare and Curious Fishes of Ceylon by J.W. Bennett (1851)

4. Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon by Sir Emerson Tennent (1861)

5. A History of the Birds of Ceylon by Vincent Legge (1880)

6. Hunting and Shooting in Ceylon by Harry Storey (1907)

7. Ophidia Tapbrobanica: Or the Snakes of Ceylon by Frank Wall (1921)

8. Birds of Ceylon by G.M. Henry & W.E. Wait (1927)

9. Manual of the Mammals of Ceylon by W.W.A. Phillips (1935)

10. The Butterfly Fauna of Ceylon by L.G.O. Woodhouse & G.M.R. Henry (1942)

 

TOP 10 TYPES OF WOOD USED FOR FURNITURE IN SRI LANKA

1. Calamander

2. Ebony

3. Halmilla

4. Jak

5. Kohomba

6. Kumbuk

7. Mara & Suriya Mara (Black Mara)

8. Nedun

9. Satinwood

10. Teak

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