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 Tigers of the Snow for showing
us the most endangered of the big cats. Only 300
remain. That is not a viable population.

Tigers of the Snow

Tigers of the Snow (2000) - 57 minutes
Tigers of the Snow at Amazon.com

Rarely glimpsed amid its isolated wilderness stronghold, the awe-inspiring Siberian tiger is the biggest cat on Earth. And one of the most endangered: only about 300 survive in the wild. Now, join researchers as they risk their lives to help save these tigers from the modern pressures threatening them and their primordial forest kingdom. Acclaimed wildlife filmmaker Mark Stouffer (Wild America) captures the jaw-dropping, never-before-seen action as biologists rush to tag a young cub before its mother returns to the den, an enraged female charges up a tree to attack a hovering helicopter and desperate team members resort to mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to revive a sedated tiger. And that's just the beginning of the heart-stopping adventures awaiting you in National Geographic's face-to-fang encounter with Tigers of the Snow!

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Tigers of the Snow

Sioux Falls Zoologists endorse Tigers of the Snow for showing
us the most endangered of the big cats. Only 300
remain. That is not a viable population.