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 Planet Earth II for another
in-depth look at the many environments on Earth filled with life.

Planet Earth II
A New World Revealed

Planet Earth (2017) - 360 minutes
Planet Earth II at Amazon.com

Narrated by David Attenborough

When Planet Earth was first released, it took the world by storm, brilliantly showcasing the awe-inspiring beauty of our planet and garnering four Emmy® awards on the way to becoming an international best seller. Now, using ultra-high definition technology, Planet Earth II takes you closer than ever before to present a breathtaking view of our extraordinary world. From eye-to-eye encounters with incredible creatures facing insurmountable odds in extreme environments to epic journeys through astonishingly beautiful landscapes, the wonder of the natural world is on full display in Planet Earth II.

Six Programs:

  • Islands
  • Mountains
  • Jungles
  • Deserts
  • Grasslands
  • Cities

In one of the most ambitious landmark series, Planet Earth II allows us to experience the world from the viewpoint of the animals themselves. Traveling through jungles, deserts, mountains, islands, grasslands and cities, this series explores the unique characteristics of Earth's most iconic habitats and the extraordinary ways animals survive within them. New technology has allowed individual stories to be captured in an unparalleled level of detail. For the first time, viewers are immersed in incredible landscapes and share the most dramatic moments in the lives of animals. From spellbinding wildlife spectacle to intimate encounters, Planet Earth II will take you closer than ever before.

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Planet Earth II
A New World Revealed

Sioux Falls Zoologists endorse Planet Earth II for another
in-depth look at the many environments on Earth filled with life.