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 Survival Island for showing
us this animal breeding oasis of sub-Antarctica.

Survival Island
The Animal Cities of South Georgia

Survival Island (2007) - 41 minutes
Survival Island at Amazon.com

Sir David Attenborough's first foray into IMAX has produced 40 minutes of the most stunning giant-screen footage ever shot of animals in the wild. From the dramatic to the comical, Survival Island follows the magical return each year of animals to the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia. The island, the only land for thousands of square miles suitable for breeding, hosts half the world's population of elephant seals (up to 6,000 on one beach), 500,000 penguins, the world's largest colony of albatross and receives about 2-million southern fur seals which breed there annually. Kings of the beach are the 20-foot-long bull elephant seals - impossible to ignore!

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Survival Island
The Animal Cities of South Georgia

Sioux Falls Zoologists endorse Survival Island for showing
us this animal breeding oasis of sub-Antarctica.