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 Forest of the Lynx for showing
how the wildlife and the forest recover once mankind is gone.

Forest of the Lynx

Forest of the Lynx (2017) - 60 minutes
Revealing the Leopard at Amazon.com

Forests are far more complex than previously imagined. Travel deep into the remote forests of the Kalkalpen National Park in Austria-the largest area of wilderness in the Alps. Abandoned and unmanaged by man for close to a quarter of a century, the forest's dramatic cycle of growth and decay now rules the landscape. What appears at first to be devastation and destruction is in fact part of the fundamental process of the forest's regeneration and transformation back to its natural, primeval state-along with pygmy owls, woodpeckers, and colorful insects.

One of the most salient changes in the forest, however, is the return of the lynx. After 150 years of absence, the feline's elusive presence is a testimony to nature's power of revival, making the lynx the symbol of the forest.

Total Page Views

Forest of the Lynx

Sioux Falls Zoologists endorse Forest of the Lynx for showing
how the wildlife and the forest recover once mankind is gone.