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 If Your Cat Could Talk
for helping us understand and communicate with our cats.

If Your Cat Could Talk
A Language Course For Humans
By Dr. Bruce Fogle

If Your Cat Could Talk (2007) - 160 pages
If Your Cat Could Talk at Amazon.com

  • Based on material from Know Your Cat.
  • How well do you know your cat?
  • Develop a better relationship with your cat by learning to speak its language.
  • Learn how your cat communicates using its behavior, body language, and voice.
  • Can you train your cat? Find out how to curb your cat's bad behavior and habits.
  • Discover the real relationship between cats and their owners.

Dr. Bruce Fogle acknowledgments: When I wrote Know Your Cat, upon which this book is based, I wrote in the acknowledgments, "I didn't know it at the time, and I'm sure that he did not realize it either, but my father, through his collection of animals, primed me from childhood to have an interest in animal behavior. As I write this he remains a healthy octogenarian, proud as Punch of what his youngest son does. I hope he enjoys showing this book to his friends."

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If Your Cat Could Talk
A Language Course For Humans
By Dr. Bruce Fogle

Sioux Falls Zoologists endorse If Your Cat Could Talk
for helping us understand and communicate with our cats.