- A Reuters report notes that in Sri Lanka, where tens
of thousands lost their lives to the Boxing Day tsunami, animals appear
to have fled inland before the waves struck.
- As governments gear up to spend fortunes on tsunami warning
systems, the mystery cannot afford to be overlooked.
- Giant waves washed floodwaters up to 3 km inland at Yala
National Park in the ravaged southeast, Sri Lanka's biggest wildlife reserve
and home to hundreds of wild elephants and several leopards, Reuters said.
- "The strange thing is we haven't recorded any dead
animals," HD Ratnayake, deputy director of the national Wildlife Department,
told Reuters on Wednesday.
- "No elephants are dead, not even a dead hare or
rabbit," he added. "I think animals can sense disaster. They
have a sixth sense. They know when things are happening."