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Animals at the Washington D.C. Zoo Sensed Earthquake in Advance

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We all know that human senses are dull compared to those of other species. Unless impeded by age or some defect, your household companion can see, hear and smell things more acutely than you could ever hope to.

While my cats slept through the earthquake up in NY, many of the animals at the Washington D.C. Zoo, close to the epicenter, felt the quake up to fifteen minutes before the ground started to shake.

The orangutans started sounding the warning bell first. They began “belch vocalizing,” something they do in times of extreme stress, and kept going until after the quake stopped. The zoo noted that a gorilla named Mandara yelled, and then climbed a tree with her baby in tow, all before the earthquake started.

A flock of 64 flamingos also sensed the oncoming vibrations and huddled together before the quake and stayed that way until it was over.

The lions also knew something was up and gathered together away from their shelter. They stood back and watched the structure shake.

Not all of the animals were so in touch with their senses. The pandas, much like my cats, barely moved before, during, or after the earthquake.

Happily, no animals were injured during the earthquake.

Via MSNBC

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