Apes, lemurs and flamingos at a zoo acted strangely before the quake struck.
Summary: Some animals at the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C. appeared to feel the recent 5.8-magnitude East Coast earthquake coming, officials said. Several seconds before the quake struck, an orangutan and a gorilla left their food and climbed to the top of a treelike structure in their exhibit. Also, red ruffled lemurs sounded an alarm call 15 minutes before the quake, and a flock of 64 flamingoes gathered together into a group just before the earth began shaking.
Stories of animals apparently being able to feel an earthquake about to happen are not rare. A 2010 study revealed that in April, 2009 common toads abandoned . . . Read All