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!)

Zoology Courses
Endorsed by Sioux Falls Zoologists

The courses are all available from TheGreatCourses.com . They can be expensive but they are often on sale for 50% off the regular listed price. The course links on the following pages point to the course location at The Great Courses.

The courses recommended by Sioux Falls Zoologists about life on earth are described on the following 4 pages.

Zoology Courses
Endorsed by Sioux Falls Zoologists