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 Life in Cold Blood for showing us the
great variety and adaptability in the amphibian and reptilian worlds.

Life in Cold Blood

Life in Cold Blood (2008) - 292 minutes
Life in Cold Blood at Amazon.com

Hosted by David Attenborough

The epic story of cold-blooded life, from golden frogs to sea snakes, and from armadillo lizards to giant tortoises, completes David Attenborough's magnificent overview of life on the planet.

Amphibians and reptiles ruled the world for nearly 200 million years, and today there are well over 14,000 species. Ranging from some of the largest, most deadly creatures on earth to the smallest and strangest, these are some of the most fascinating and dramatic animals on the planet.

As Life in Cold Blood progresses, it reveals the amazing parental and breeding behavior of amphibians, looks at the supreme adaptability of the lizards, features incredible footage of hunting snakes and explores the fascinating world of the crocodile, turtle and other armored reptiles.

With breathtaking footage and amazing action photography that proves the cold-blooded world is as passionate, dramatic and bizarre as any on Earth, this definitive series reveals the secrets of the most successful creatures ever to walk-or crawl-on land.

5 Episodes:

  • The Cold Blooded Truth
  • Land Invaders - Amphibians
  • Dragons of the Day - Lizards
  • Sophisticated Serpents - Snakes
  • Armored Giants

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Life in Cold Blood

Sioux Falls Zoologists endorse Life in Cold Blood for showing us the
great variety and adaptability in the amphibian and reptilian worlds.