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 Secret Life of Birds for describing
the many characteristics and complex behaviors of birds
that make it possible for them to survive.

Secret Life of Birds
Take Flight into an Enchanting World

Secret Life of Birds (2010) - 152 minutes
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Take Flight into an Enchanting World

Traveling from wild coastlines to urban habitats, this fascinating BBC Natural History series follows host and wildlife expert Iolo Williams as he explores the behavior of birds.

Join Williams as he investigates how and why birds communicate, the breeding and nesting behavior of birds, the survival challenges that birds encounter, as well as an in-depth study revealing a birds' ability to fly, the intricate design of their beaks and how their color and camouflage enables them to live in many different habitats. This ground breaking series reveals every aspect of their lives from surviving harsh winters to avoiding deadly predators.

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Secret Life of Birds
Take Flight into an Enchanting World

Sioux Falls Zoologists endorse Secret Life of Birds for describing
the many characteristics and complex behaviors of birds
that make it possible for them to survive.