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 Bears of the Last Frontier for
showing us the diversity of bear life still left in Alaska.

Bears of the Last Frontier

Bears of the Last Frontier (2011) 180 minutes
Bears of the Last Frontier at Amazon.com

The Journey of a Lifetime Across Alaska in search of Black, Grizzly, and Polar Bears

Adventurer and bear ecologist Chris Morgan takes us on a motorcycle odyssey deep into the wilds of Alaska, one of North America's last truly wild frontiers. Traveling with a small film crew, Chris lives among Alaska's bears for more than a year, exploring the amazing resiliency and adaptability of these majestic animals as they struggle to make a living in five dramatically diverse Alaskan ecosystems: coastal, urban, mountain, tundra, and pack ice. Over the course of a 3,000-mile journey, he reveals to us an astonishingly intimate portrait of North America's three bear species - black bears, grizzly bears, and the mighty polar bear.

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Bears of the Last Frontier

Sioux Falls Zoologists endorse Bears of the Last Frontier for
showing us the diversity of bear life still left in Alaska.