Friday, January 14, 2005


According to National Geographic, there have been a significant number of reports documenting animals who seemed to sense the recent Asian tsunami before it hit.

For example, Sri Lanka's Yala National Park suffered many human casualties, but park managers said the wildlife suffered almost no casualties. "The elephants, wild boar, deer, monkeys and others had moved inland to avoid the killer waves." In Thailand, seemingly insane elephants broke their chains and fled inland before the waves hit.

Authorities in India reported that "the indigenous, stone-age tribes of the Andaman and Nicobar islands escaped the effects of the tsunami because they heeded warning signals from birds and animals."

A number of scientists have pointed out that this remarkable behavior should alert us to pay closer attention to a wide range of warnings from the animal kingdom, not only in regards to natural disasters, but also in relation to danger signs of the impact on animal and human health of environmental pollution, such as the recent outbreak of frog mutations, species extinctions, and drops in mammalian fertility.

Editors Note: This came from Organic Consumers newsletter. Isn't it amazing how much we can learn from watching the enviromnent around us. I have always felt that many animals can sense much more than we as humans do, in fact that is one of the reasons my husband and I have chosen Mules to trail ride with. It's very easy to sense their feelings and intuitions...hense we will know what we are about to encounter.

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