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 Wild China for the excellent description
of the broad range of environments in China which support
all sorts of wildife little know in the Western world.

Wild China
A Land of History, Mystery and Extraordinary Diversity

Wild China (2008) - 300 minutes
Wild China at Amazon.com

A fascinating series that lifts the veil on the wildlife of the world's most mysterious country...

China is one of the oldest civilizations on Earth, and for the first time in almost a century, it is opening up to the world. This landmark series gains unprecedented access to the most enigmatic of countries and reveals a land of astonishing natural complexity, breathtaking landscapes, rare and surprising wildlife, and colorful people.

The glittering peaks of the Himalayas, the world's highest mountain range, loom over the desolate Tibetan plateau. Rivers snake through plains, roar through echoing, limestone gorges, and cascade down forest waterfalls. Deserts range from searing hot to mind-numbingly cold. Steaming jungles teem with tropical creatures some of which are just now being discovered. The latest filming technologies and high definition cameras capture the dazzling array of mysterious and wonderful creatures that live in China's most beautiful landscapes. Over six episodes, we travel the length and breadth of China to reveal the full extent of fabulous diversity of its natural wonders.

Seven Episodes:

  • Heart of the Dragon
  • Shangri-La
  • Tibet
  • Beyond the Great Wall
  • Land of the Panda
  • Tides of Change
  • Hunting Dragons

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Wild China
A Land of History, Mystery and Extraordinary Diversity

Sioux Falls Zoologists endorse Wild China for the excellent description
of the broad range of environments in China which support
all sorts of wildife little know in the Western world.