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 Madagascar for showing how
evolution follows unique paths in isolated environments.

Madagascar
The Land Where Evolution Ran Wild

Madagascar (2011) - 174 minutes
Madagascar at Amazon.com

Narrated by David Attenborough

Madagascar reveals the extraordinary wildlife and dramatic landscapes of one of the world's most bizarre islands.

The series captures, sometimes for the first time, the diverse and rare wildlife that inhabits this incredible land. It features amazing footage of lemurs - a monkey-like group of creatures made up of 70 different species unique to the island - but also reveals frogs that turn from brown to bright yellow, wasps that pluck tadpoles from tree-nests and fish that swim upside down, as well as following the romantic life of the world's tiniest chameleon. Madagascar is an ambitious and intimate portrait of a fascinating but perilously fragile island - one of the few places left on Earth where there are still wildlife mysteries waiting to be discovered.

Three Features:

  • Island of Marvels
  • Lost Worlds
  • Land of Heat and Dust

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Madagascar
The Land Where Evolution Ran Wild

Sioux Falls Zoologists endorse Madagascar for showing how
evolution follows unique paths in isolated environments.