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 Frozen Planet for showing us the many
animals that successfully survive and breed in sub-zero enviroments.

Frozen Planet
From the Makers of Planet Earth

Frozen Planet (2012) - 350 minutes
Frozen Planet at Amazon.com

The original UK series narrated by David Attenborough

From the Ememy-winning team behind Planet Earth and The Blue Planet, this is the original 7-part BBC series, Frozen Planet, narrated by world-renowned naturalist David Attenborough.

The Arctic and Antarctic remain the greatest wilderness on Earth. The scale and beauty of the scenery and the sheer power of the elements are unmatched anywhere else on our planet. Using the latest camera technology, Frozen Planet captures unimaginable imagery above and below the ice, including previously unfilmed animal behavior, and follows the extraordinary fluctuations that accompany the changes of seasons. Frozen Planet paints a portrait that will take your breath away, at a moment when these otherworldly regions of our planet may soon be changed forever.

Seven Programs:

  • The Ends of the Earth
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
  • The Last Frontier
  • On Thin Ice

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Frozen Planet
From the Makers of Planet Earth

Sioux Falls Zoologists endorse Frozen Planet for showing us the many
animals that successfully survive and breed in sub-zero enviroments.