BBC: Elephant dash saved tsunami girl
An eight-year-old survivor of the Asian disaster has told how her life was saved by a four-year-old elephant.
Amber Mason, of Milton Keynes, Bucks, was riding Ningnong in the Thai resort of Phuket when the devastating waves struck the beach. As the wave swept in and with water up to his shoulders, Ningnong dashed out of the waves to the top of the beach, carrying Amber to safety.
So, it would appear that not all elephants have a mysterious sixth sense, after all. The tsunami certainly seems to have caught young Ningnong napping.