Tuesday, January 11, 2005


Animals' Sixth (or Seventh Or Eighth) Sense

Can animals sense a tsunami coming?

What did the animals know?

There are no signs they perished in large numbers when the tsunami slammed through Sri Lanka's Yala National Park on Sunday.

A photographer who flew over the park in an air force helicopter yesterday observed abundant wildlife, including elephants, buffalo, deer ... and not a single animal body.

The animals sought out the high ground, said Gehan de Silva Wijeyerantne, owner of a hotel within the park that was destroyed by the tsunami.
It would certainly simplify the creation of an early-warning system if we could figure this one out....