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!)

Mammals and Animals Intelligence Movies
Endorsed by Sioux Falls Zoologists

Sioux Falls Zoologists recommends the following documentaries that describe the intelligent of mamals and animals from all over the world. There are documentaries using spy cams to see the most elusive and secret of animal behaviors. There are documentaries on swarms and migrations of animals. Even specific documentaries on rhinos, honey badgers, and kangaroos.

Sioux Falls Zoologists finds the intelligence and behavior of all animals to be fascinating, and far beyond what we've been taught.

Honey Badgers are very fascinating. Their ability to get out of cages is astounding. They just figure it out. They'll stand a garden rake or tree limb up against a wall, or pile up rocks or mud, and up they go. Wire two bolt latches shut, and working as a team, two of them will unwire and unbolt the latches. Pretty smart for "dumb" animals.

The movies are all available from Amazon.com but you are free to obtain them from many other sources. Amazon offers them on their website along with many alternate sources, often less expensive. Many are probably also available on NetFlix.com and elsewhere for on-line viewing. You are free to choose whatever source you please. The movie links on the following pages point to the movie location at Amazon.

The mammals and other animal intelligence documentaries are described on the following 9 pages:

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Mammals and Animals Intelligence Movies
Endorsed by Sioux Falls Zoologists