A Sense of Danger

Can animals warn us if an earthquake or some other natural disaster is about to strike?

By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM April 5, 2005

Animals do amazing things. Birds migrate immense distances. Whales communicate across vast oceans. Honeybees remember familiar flowers. Crows can turn sticks into tools. Dogs sense when their owners are coming home. Elephants can imitate sounds. Monkeys do simple math. Apes can make artworks.

Can animals also warn us if a natural disaster is about to strike?

A few days before the Asian tsunami several months ago (see "Wave of Destruction"), a person living in Thailand watched thousands upo...

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