Sioux Falls Zoologists

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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 Inside Animal Minds for describing
the latest research into animal intelligence, especially into the
intelligence of Birds, Dolphins, Elephants, Wolves and Dogs.

Inside Animal Minds
Includes 3 Programs:
Dogs & Super Senses, Bird Genius, Who's the Smartest?

Inside Animal Minds (2013) - 180 minutes
Inside Animal Minds at Amazon.com

Includes 3 Programs: Dogs & Super Senses, Bird Genius, and Who's the Smartest?

What would it be like to go inside the mind of an animal? We have all gazed into a creature's eyes and wondered: What is it thinking about? What does it really know? Now, the revolutionary science of animal cognition is revealing hard evidence about how animals understand the world around them, uncovering their remarkable problem-solving abilities and exploring the complexity of their powers of communication, and even their emotions.

In the three-hour special Inside Animal Minds, NOVA explores these breakthroughs through three iconic creatures: dogs, birds, and dolphins. We'll travel into the spectacularly nuanced noses of dogs and wolves, and ask whether their reliance on different senses has shaped their evolution. We'll see through the eyes of a starling in flight and test the tool-using skills of the smartest of birds, the crow. We'll listen in as scientists track dolphins in the Caribbean and elephants on the African savannah, trying to unlock the secrets of animal communication. As we discover how researchers are pushing the animal mind to its limits, we'll uncover surprising similarities to - and differences from - the human mind.

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Inside Animal Minds
Includes 3 Programs:
Dogs & Super Senses, Bird Genius, Who's the Smartest?

Sioux Falls Zoologists endorse Inside Animal Minds for describing
the latest research into animal intelligence, especially into the
intelligence of Birds, Dolphins, Elephants, Wolves and Dogs.