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 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 Social Activities

Animal Lovers at the Pub

Come and meet with other animal lovers down at your local pub (or restaurant). This is where those of us who love animals, who are interested in animals, and especially in animal intelligence, Zoologists, and Free Thinkers, can get together, socialize, tell some of your favorite animal stories and share with others the fascinating animal behaviors you have observed. You can also have some good food and have a few drinks (food and drinks optional of course). Animal Lovers at the Pub is a great opportunity to meet with like minded people, have great conversations, discussions, and expand your horizons with new thoughts, different opinions, and new information about animals. This event will be held about once a month at a local restaurant or pub in Sioux Falls.

Animal Lovers Potlucks and Picnics

Details will be determined by those who love animals, are interested in animals, Zoologists, Free Thinkers, and other open-minded persons, like yourself, during our organizational meetings.

Sioux Falls Zoologists Organizational Meetings

Sioux Falls Zoologists will have organizational meetings as needed. This gives you a chance to show up, meet everyone, and offer input on what future activities we may offer. This is also a time to suggest meetings at restaurants and pubs, potlucks, picnics, game nights, whatever you want to suggest.

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Sioux Falls Zoologists Social Activities