You guys, animals are magic. They knew yesterday's earthquake was coming before any of the rest of us did. According to the Washington Post:
The first warnings of the earthquake may have occurred at the National Zoo, where officials said some animals seemed to feel it coming before people did. The red ruffed lemurs began "alarm calling" a full 15 minutes before the quake hit, zoo spokeswoman Pamela Baker-Masson said. In the Great Ape House, Iris, an orangutan, let out a guttural holler 10 seconds before keepers felt the quake. The flamingos huddled together in the water seconds before people felt the rumbling. The rheas got excited. And the hooded mergansers — a kind of duck — dashed for the safety of the water.
However, ABC reports that the pandas had "no reaction" to the quake, which sounds about right, because pandas are lazy. Also, a Jezebel reader based in North Carolina informs us that his cat "did not predict shit."
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