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Sense of Danger: How Animals Anticipate Natural Disasters (2005)
Sense of Danger explores the previously unexplained phenomenon of how animals around the world use their innate senses to predict approaching disasters. This film produces evidence from looking at major worldwide disasters, including the tsunami in Thailand and earthquakes in San Francisco and Turkey. It also looks at the 1975 earthquake in China, the only major earthquake in history predicted by animal instinct – which saved 200,000 lives.
Do our animal friends possess a special sense, well beyond human ability, that serves as an efficient early warning system in times of danger? The film pursues this question through firsthand accounts of wildlife specialists and interviews with experts, many of whom are beginning to understand what animal lovers always suspected. The film is not without controversy, pitting "animal listeners" against skeptics who believe this work belongs in the realm of fairy tales. The challenge is to discover where the truth lies and if the animals truly “knew” something that we didn’t.