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 Nature's Most Amazing Events for
showing us the struggle between predator and prey
by all who are trying to survive and breed.

Nature's Most Amazing Events

Nature's Most Amazing Events (2009) - 300 minutes
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The Most Dramatic Wildlife Spectacles on the Planet

Combining the epic cinematography of Planet Earth, with emotion, intimacy and powerful storytelling, this series charts the effects of global climatic phenomena which transform entire landscapes, drawing in thousands of animals and determining their fate.

Each episode is set in a different part of the world and shows how immense natural forces, often starting thousands of miles away, drive a chain reaction that culminates in a spectacular wildlife event. State-of-the-art high definition cameras follow the drama at every level, revealing how these unique places form the epicenter of a massive wildlife spectacle.

For some animals, these events are a window of opportunity, but for others, they are the most dangerous time of their lives. Follow their emotional, involving stories to a dramatic climax where their fate will be revealed.

  • The Great Melt
    • Each season, as the ever-thinning Arctic ice recedes, polar bears face a daunting challenge.
  • The Great Salmon Run
    • Grizzly bears in British Columbia must use ingenuity and fancy footwork to collect their catch.
  • The Great Migration
    • The annual rains of the Serengeti draw in the greatest concentration of large animals on Earth, testing the survival skills of all those around.
  • The Great Tide
    • Each year, billions of sardines flood South Africa's east coast creating an action-packed feeding frenzy.
  • The Great Flood
    • Thousands of animals make the long trek toward the life saving annual flood of Botswana's Okavango Delta.
  • The Great Feast
    • The annual plankton boom of Alaska's coastal waters attracts humpback whales and sea lions, who must avoid predatory killer whales.

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Nature's Most Amazing Events

Sioux Falls Zoologists endorse Nature's Most Amazing Events for
showing us the struggle between predator and prey
by all who are trying to survive and breed.