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 Milking The Rhino for showiing us
how white man imposed conservation on the Africa natives
without any regard for their survival needs.

Milking The Rhino

Milking The Rhino (2009) - 83 minutes
Milking The Rhino at Amazon.com

Kartemquin Films Presents

A ferocious kill on the Serengeti; warnings about endangered species... These clichés of nature films ignore a key landscape feature: villagers just off-camera who endure the dangers and costs of living with wild animals. The Maasai tribe of Kenya and Namibia's Himba - two of earth's oldest cattle cultures - are emerging from a century of "white man's conservation," which threw them off their lands, banned subsistence hunting and fueled resentment. They are discovering that earning from wildlife tourism can rival the benefits of livestock. But change is not easy. Charting the collision of ancient ways with Western expectations, Milking The Rhino offers complex, intimate stories of Africans at the forefront of community-based conservation.

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Milking The Rhino

Sioux Falls Zoologists endorse Milking The Rhino for showiing us
how white man imposed conservation on the Africa natives
without any regard for their survival needs.