Friday, December 31, 2004
Do animals possess a sixth sense for impending disaster?
Tsunami Adds to Belief in Animals' 'Sixth Sense'
Wild animals seem to have escaped the Indian Ocean tsunami, adding weight to notions they possess a "sixth sense" for disasters, experts said Thursday.
Sri Lankan wildlife officials have said the giant waves that killed over 24,000 people along the Indian Ocean island's coast seemingly missed wild beasts, with no dead animals found.
"No elephants are dead, not even a dead hare or rabbit. I think animals can sense disaster. They have a sixth sense. They know when things are happening," H.D. Ratnayake, deputy director of Sri Lanka's Wildlife Department, said Wednesday.
Of course, were the assertion true, American zoos would have emptied November 1. More importantly, the blogosphere is still replete with pudus