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 Ferrets for showing us another
creature who has its own ideas about Human-Ferret relationships.

Ferrets
The Pursuit of Excellence

Ferrets (2007) - 60 minutes
Ferrets at Amazon.com

The Pursuit of Excellence reveals the ambition, the determination, and the passion of those who pursue excellence in slightly unconventional fields.

Ferrets: Smelly Weasel Thieves on Parade

Welcome to Ohio and the annual Ferret Buckeye Bash: the largest and most popular ferret show in the country. This year hundreds of top breeders, seasoned experts and ferret enthusiasts will pamper and parade their pets in a quest for prizes and prestige. Though these mischievous and often quirky creatures are unlikely show animals, the competition is serious. Tension is high as judges cast critical eyes over the bone structure, muscle mass, and temperament of each furry critter. The tiny competitors, however, don't get what all the fuss is about: they are too busy creating mayhem when no one's watching.

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Ferrets
The Pursuit of Excellence

Sioux Falls Zoologists endorse Ferrets for showing us another
creature who has its own ideas about Human-Ferret relationships.