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 Why We Love Cats and Dogs for some
explanations of the attachment we have for our cats and dogs.

Why We Love Cats and Dogs
Take an intimate look into the cherished
bond between people and their pets.

Why We Love Cats and Dogs (2009) - 110 minutes
Why We Love Cats and Dogs at Amazon.com

Why We Love Cats and Dogs

Some people are cat people, some are dog people. Regardless of which camp they fall into, most people are simply crazy about their pets. The connections we form with our cats and dogs are often the longest, strongest relationships in our lives. They are our soul mates, our best friends, sometimes even our surrogate children. We spend significant time and money to provide the best possible life for our pets to show that we love them.

Underdogs

Nature's Underdogs tells the poignant story of two misfit dogs whose lives were turned around by people who saw their potential for greatness.

Holly and Herbie were renegade youths. Holly, a one-year-old bloodhound, chewed everything in sight. She'd been removed from six different homes by 10 months of age. Herbie, a three-year-old bearded collie, couldn't rein in his impish personality or his penchant for attacking livestock, putting him at risk of being shot by a local farmer. As their stories unfold, we witness the powerful bond that develops between trainer and pupil. Celebrate the beauty of a second chance with these remarkable and resilient underdogs. Narrated by Henry Winkler.

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Why We Love Cats and Dogs
Take an intimate look into the cherished
bond between people and their pets.

Sioux Falls Zoologists endorse Why We Love Cats and Dogs for some
explanations of the attachment we have for our cats and dogs.