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 Africa for the excellent desription
of the broad range of environments on the continent in
which animals successfully survive and breed.

Africa
Eye to Eye with the Unknown

Africa (2013) - 369 minutes
Africa at Amazon.com

Mike Gunton, Executive Producer of Life, presents an amazing new perspective on the landscapes and creatures of Africa. This is the world's wildest continent as you've never seen it before - an intense sensory adventure from the Atlas Mountains through the Savannah lands to the Cape of Good Hope. Hosted by renowned naturalist David Attenborough, Africa contrasts the epic power of the landscape with the dramatic struggles of the animals that live there. Each episode promises intimate, eye-to-eye encounters with extraordinary wildlife, venturing into genuinely unexplored places and capturing never-seen-before behavior.

Six Episodes:

  • Kalahari
  • Savannah
  • Congo
  • Cape
  • Sahara
  • The Future

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Africa
Eye to Eye with the Unknown

Sioux Falls Zoologists endorse Africa for the excellent desription
of the broad range of environments on the continent in
which animals successfully survive and breed.