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This turtle lost its flipper and is being nursed back to health  
   

This turtle lost its flipper and is being nursed back to health

It can no longer go underwater, because air has filled up the space under its shell due to lost bodyweight. In time, when it regains its bodyweight, it will be able to swim properly again.
Doing nothing, then resting afterwards

December 27th 2013
Lalith has some competition in the title of favourite tuk tuk driver. Prasad, from Dickwella, may overtake him. He took me to the big Buddha on Christmas Day and suggested that he take me the way to Unawatuna, not quite a 2 hour drive. Since he didn't drive like a lunatic, and also because he was so genuinely nice, I thought this sounded like a great idea. So, after a sombre start to the day w ... read more
Asia » Sri Lanka » Southern Province » Unawatuna

Sri Lankan Flag The Sinhalese arrived in Sri Lanka late in the 6th century B.C., probably from northern India. Buddhism was introduced beginning in about the mid-third century B.C., and a great civilization developed at the cities of Anuradhapura (kingdom from circa... ... read more
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