• 1. The howler monkeys sounded an alarm call just after the earthquake.

    The howler monkeys sounded an alarm call just after the earthquake.

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  • 2. The red ruffed lemurs sounded an alarm call about 15 minutes before the quake and then again just after it occurred.

    The red ruffed lemurs sounded an alarm call about 15 minutes before the quake and then again just after it occurred.

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  • 3. The black-and-rufous giant elephant shrew hid in his habitat and refused to come out for afternoon feeding.

    The black-and-rufous giant elephant shrew hid in his habitat and refused to come out for afternoon feeding.

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  • 4. About five to ten seconds before the quake, many of the apes, including Kyle (an orangutan) and Kojo (a Western lowland gorilla), abandoned their food and climbed to the top of the tree-like structure in the exhibit.

    About five to ten seconds before the quake, many of the apes, including Kyle (an orangutan) and Kojo (a Western lowland gorilla), abandoned their food and climbed to the top of the tree-like structure in the exhibit.

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  • 5. About three seconds before the quake, Mandara (a gorilla) let out a shriek and collected her baby, Kibibi, and moved to the top of the tree structure as well.

    About three seconds before the quake, Mandara (a gorilla) let out a shriek and collected her baby, Kibibi, and moved to the top of the tree structure as well.

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  • 6. Iris (an orangutan) began belch vocalizingan unhappy/upset noise normally reserved for extreme irritationbefore the quake and continued this vocalization following the quake.

    Iris (an orangutan) began belch vocalizingan unhappy/upset noise normally reserved for extreme irritationbefore the quake and continued this vocalization following the quake.

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  • 7. All the snakes began writhing during the quake (copperheads, cotton mouth, false water cobra, etc.). Normally, they remain inactive during the day.

    All the snakes began writhing during the quake (copperheads, cotton mouth, false water cobra, etc.). Normally, they remain inactive during the day.

  • 8. Murphy, the Zoo

    Murphy, the Zoo

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  • 9. The Zoo has a flock of 64 flamingos. Just before the quake, the birds rushed about and grouped themselves together. They remained huddled during the quake.

    The Zoo has a flock of 64 flamingos. Just before the quake, the birds rushed about and grouped themselves together. They remained huddled during the quake.

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  • 10. Damai (a female Sumatran tiger) jumped at the start of the earthquake in a startled fashion. Her behavior returned to normal after the quake.

    Damai (a female Sumatran tiger) jumped at the start of the earthquake in a startled fashion. Her behavior returned to normal after the quake.

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  • 11. Keepers were feeding the beavers and hooded mergansers (a species of duck) when the earthquake hit. The ducks immediately jumped into the pool. The beavers stopped eating, stood on their hind legs and looked around, then got into the water, too. They all stayed in the water. Within an hour, some of the beavers returned to land to continue eating.

    Keepers were feeding the beavers and hooded mergansers (a species of duck) when the earthquake hit. The ducks immediately jumped into the pool. The beavers stopped eating, stood on their hind legs and looked around, then got into the water, too. They all stayed in the water. Within an hour, some of the beavers returned to land to continue eating.

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  • 12. During the quake all Eld’s deer and tufted deer immediately ran out of the barns and appeared agitated.

    During the quake all Eld's deer and tufted deer immediately ran out of the barns and appeared agitated.

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  • 13. According to keepers, the giant pandas did not appear to respond to the earthquake.

    According to keepers, the giant pandas did not appear to respond to the earthquake.

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