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 An Original DUCKumentary for showing
how ducks have a talent for survival that goes beyond their genetics.

An Original DUCKumentary

An Original DUCKumentary (2012) - 60 minutes
An Original DUCKumentary at Amazon.com

Ducks are true originals. They waddle, glide, dive, and dabble, and their feathers shimmer with dazzling hues, brilliant iridescence, and come in every color of the rainbow. There are more than 120 different species of ducks in all, a fantastical group of complex characters with names to match - Buffleheads, Canvasbacks, Pintails, Shovelers, Widgeons, and Woodies.

Ducks are born knowing how to survive - how to swim, what to eat, how to find it, and where to fly in the winter. They must make it through a gauntlet of hungry predators, just waiting for a tasty little duckling to swim by. Even when grown, most ducks are still small enough to be vulnerable, but in the end, ducks have a talent for survival, and life stories filled with personality and charm.

Take to the skies with a flock of green-winged Teal. Watch Wood ducks raise a family. Learn why Goldeneyes head north in the winter. Jump into South American rapids with Torrent ducks. Meet some Redhead ducklings and their foster mother. Dive with little Ruddies and admire their enormous feet.

Each bird is more fun than the last and will leave you wanting more.

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An Original DUCKumentary

Sioux Falls Zoologists endorse An Original DUCKumentary for showing
how ducks have a talent for survival that goes beyond their genetics.