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 Untamed Americas for showing
us the variety of wildlife in North America and South America.

Untamed Americas

Untamed Americas (2012) - 180 minutes
Untamed Americas at Amazon.com

Outside the concrete jungles and just minutes from our own backyards, another world is fighting, thriving, and surviving. Witness the elegance, power, and speed of a world rarely captured in National Geographic's 4-hour miniseries event focused solely on the Americas. Scaling mountains from north to south, crossing harsh, dry deserts, trekking through forests and circling the coasts, Untamed Americas takes a fresh look at life, death, familiar creatures and scientific revelations. Featuring rarely-filmed animals and never-before-seen behaviors, Untamed Americas presents the great outdoors just outside our own backyards as you've never seen them before.

Five Episodes:

  • Mountains
  • Deserts
  • Coasts
  • Forests
  • Moose: Titans of the North

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Untamed Americas

Sioux Falls Zoologists endorse Untamed Americas for showing
us the variety of wildlife in North America and South America.