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 Echo and Other Elephants for its
detailed descriptions of elephant intelligence and the intelligent
adaptive, coping behavior of many families of African Elephants.

Echo and Other Elephants
Enchanting Stories of an Elephant Family

Echo and Other Elephants (2008) - 362 minutes
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Enchanting Stories of an Elephant Family

Echo is extremely wise, an experienced mother and commanding matriarch of her family. She's also an African elephant, and arguably one of the most famous elephants in the world. Researcher Cynthia Moss has followed the charismatic Echo and her herd for over 30 years at their home in Kenya's Amboseli National Park. The resulting three Echo of the Elephants documentaries have become world-renowned for their touching portrait of this famous elephant and her elephant brood.

While it may seem that Echo and her clan live quiet lives, their days are filled with mating battles, difficult births, health problems, kidnappings, emotional reunions, mischievous children and, occasionally, death at the hand of a hunter. But with all her experience and knowledge, the 60-year old matriarch has been able to successfully lead her family through difficult times. Containing the ground-breaking three Echo of the Elephants documentaries plus an additional five programs packed with stunning footage, this collection is definitely not to be missed!

2 Disk Set Includes: Echo of the Elephants, Echo of the Elephants: The Next Generation, Echo of the Elephants: The Final Chapter?, Elephant Nomads of the Namib Desert, Living With Elephants, Namibia's Desert Giants, The Search For Virgo, Elephants of Samburu.

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Echo and Other Elephants
Enchanting Stories of an Elephant Family

Sioux Falls Zoologists endorse Echo and Other Elephants for its
detailed descriptions of elephant intelligence and the intelligent
adaptive, coping behavior of many families of African Elephants.