Animals Sixth Sense

11 01 2005

As the reports of the horrific tsunami came in on December 26, 2004 only the mention of human bodies piling up appeared all over the news.

Its only later that we began to realise that virtually no animals succumbed to the disaster. Did the animals sense the impending doom?

A full hour before the waves struck, it was reported, elephants became agitated and began to wail. As the disaster neared, many broke their chains and headed for higher ground. Flamingos left their breeding grounds and flew to the safety of the forests. Leopards, tigers, wild boar, deer, water buffalo, monkeys and smaller mammals and reptiles all escaped unharmed. All this suggested that animals might possess a “sixth sense” or “sense of doom” – a heightened instinct – that saved their lives. French zoologists, seeking a scientific explanation, suggested that it was a more advanced acoustic system that allowed the animals to hear the approaching giant surges of water.

Source : About




One response

27 06 2007

Yeah natures own “early warning” system

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