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 Naledi for showing us the
saving of a young life and attempts to save a species.

Naledi
One Little Elephant

Naledi (2017) - 60 minutes
Naledi at Amazon.com

Defending the lives of Africa's elephants from poachers and human development can be a thankless and desperate job for their caretakers and researchers. But when an elephant orphan is in need of a new family, it changes everything. Born inside an elephant sanctuary in the wilderness of Botswana, Naledi the baby elephant loses her mother and faces the world alone. It is now up to a team of guardians to help save her life, urge her to survive, and help find her place in the herd. Join NATURE on a heartwarming journey from tragedy to triumph, as Naledi faces loss and rejection with the men who desperately race to defend her entire species while struggling to save her life.

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Naledi
One Little Elephant

Sioux Falls Zoologists endorse Naledi for showing us the
saving of a young life and attempts to save a species.