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 In the Company of Whales
for describing the world of whales and whale behavior.

In the Company of Whales
Gentle Giants of the Watery Realm

In the Company of Whales (2009) - 88 minutes
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Gentle Giants of the Watery Realm

Among the most prominent environmental and conservation issues facing humankind this century is the fate of the whale. In the Company of Whales reveals the true nature of the lovable and scientifically fascinating mammals and the ecology of their world. Roger Payne, discoverer and researcher of humpback whale communications, a leading whale conservationist, and Chief Scientist to the U.S. World Wildlife Fund, hosts.

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In the Company of Whales
Gentle Giants of the Watery Realm

Sioux Falls Zoologists endorse In the Company of Whales
for describing the world of whales and whale behavior.