Sioux Falls Zoologists

"Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent!"

The mirror test is an experiment developed in 1970 by psychologist Gordon Gallup Jr. to determine whether an animal possesses the ability to recognize itself in a mirror. It is the primary indicator of self-awareness in non-human animals and marks entrance to the mirror stage by human children in developmental psychology. Animals that pass the mirror test are: Humans older than 18 mo, Chimpanzees, Bonobos, Orangutans, Gorillas, Bottlenose Dolphins, Orcas (Killer Whales), Elephants, and European Magpies. Others showing signs of self-awareness are Pigs, some Gibbons, Rhesus Macaques, Capuchin Monkeys, some Corvids (Crows & Ravens) and Pigeons w/training. (Sorry Kitty!)

Sioux Falls Zoologists endorse A Lemur's Tale for showing us this exotic
creature in its natural habitat and how adult Lemurs struggle to raise a
family in an jungle filled with many threats to their infant's survival.

A Lemur's Tale
From the Exotic Jungles of Madagascar

A Lemur's Tale (2013) - 53 minutes
A Lemur's Tale at Amazon.com

Madagascar's Exotic Ring-Tailed Lemur...rarely ever seen

The Jungles of Madagascar are the only place on earth where ring-tailed lemurs still roam free. The "Nature" film team follows four mothers as they care for infants that are in a critical stage of development. Drought, disease, predators and natural selection threaten the young lemurs. A Lemur's Tale relates the bittersweet tale of baby ring-tailed lemurs, including an unusual, rarely ever seen, near-albino infant named "Sapphire", learning to survive in their treetop homes. Some leap exuberantly into adulthood. Others, including "Sapphire," cannot overcome group exclusion and the dangers that wait in the forest.

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A Lemur's Tale
From the Exotic Jungles of Madagascar

Sioux Falls Zoologists endorse A Lemur's Tale for showing us this exotic
creature in its natural habitat and how adult Lemurs struggle to raise a
family in an jungle filled with many threats to their infant's survival.