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
Static Billboards for 2016

Static Billboards for November/December 2016

Animal Intelligence Billboard: Dolphins Cooperate To Solve Problems! They Communicate At Very High Click Rates When Problem Solving! Are They ''Discussing'' The Problem? They Also Protect Their Noses With Sponges When Digging For Food!

Animal Intelligence Billboard: The Mirror Test Is Used To Indicate If An Animal Is Self Aware. Apes, Dolphins, Orcas, Elephants, Crows, Ravens, Pigs Are Self-Aware. But Not Dogs or Cats!

Animal Intelligence Billboard: Elephant Intelligence Is Awesome! Elephant Herds Are Lead By The Wisest Old Female! They Can Communicate With Other Elephants 6 Miles Away! And They Mourn Their Dead!

Animal Intelligence Billboard: Crows Are The Only Animals That Form Hook Tools! And They Teach Their Young How! Crows Have 10 Times The Neuron Density In Their Brains As Primates!

Animal Intelligence Billboard: Naive Crows From The Wild Can Solve This 8-Step Problem Without Training! Crow Intelligence Is Awesome! Crows Have The Same Problem Solving Abilities As A 6 or 7 Year-Old Child!

Animal Intelligence Billboard: MRIs Show That Dogs Use The Same Areas Of Their Brains To Process Words As We Do! Border Collies Are The Best At This! They Can Learn The Meanings Of Up To 1,000 Words!

Animal Intelligence Billboard: Animals Are Catching Up! 3 Million Years Ago Early Man Made Their First Stone Tools! At Least 700 Years Ago Monkeys Made Their First Stone Tools! Maybe Someday.

Animal Intelligence Billboard: Crows Have Established Trading Relationships With Humans! They Will Trade Human Objects They Find For Food! This Means They Understand The Concept of Reciprocity!

Animal Intelligence Billboard: Crow Intelligence Is Awesome! They Have Been Known To Find And Return Lost ''Items'' To Owners! Their Problem Solving Ability Rivals A 6 or 7 Year-Old Child!

Animal Intelligence Billboard: Monkeys and Chimps Use Unmodified Rocks and Sticks As Tools! Chimps Also Seem To Be Creating Shrines! Purpose Unknown!

Animal Intelligence Billboard: Wolves have 16 Times The Problem Solving Ability Of Dogs! Wolves Will Work Hard To Solve A Problem! Most Dogs Don't Even Try. They Wait For A Human To Solve It!

Animal Intelligence Billboard: Cockatoos Can Solve Complex Problems Without Training! This Cookatoo: 1. Pulls A Pin 2. Unscrews A Screw 3. Removes A Bolt 4. Removes A Wheel 5. Slides A Bar 6. Gets The Food.

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Sioux Falls Zoologists
Static Billboards for 2016