Several animals at the Washington D.C. zoo had extraordinary senses and apparently sounded the alarm 15 minutes before the ground shook.
Zoo officials say many of the animals at the national zoo started reacting to the 5.8 magnitude quake before it even started.
Zoo keepers and on lookers were wondering what was going on with the animals. The gorillas started shrieking and quickly climbed to the tree-tops with their infants, and elephants started making noises to warn each other.
All of these reactions happened just seconds before any human felt the shaking. The lemurs and monkeys started reacting 15 minutes before the quake.
Zoo officials say that animals have to be more aware of things going on, that's how they survive.