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 Real Apes of the Planet for giving us
an excellent overview of the world of monkeys, apes and lemurs.

Real Apes of the Planet
The Amazing World of Monkeys, Apes and Lemurs

Real Apes of the Planet (2017) - 180 minutes
Real Apes of the Planet at Amazon.com

Get ready to meet your closest animal cousins the primates!

In three fascinating episodes, you'll mingle and monkey around with some not-so-distant relatives: a colorful cast of primates whose behavior unlocks clues about our own. Climb your family tree with visits to apes, monkeys and lemurs and watch as they use brains and brawn to adapt to life in jungles, deserts, and even cities. Marvel at the complex social networks, rich emotional lives, and well-honed problem-solving skills of our closest animal cousins, set against stunning landscapes and a lighthearted narration as sure to charm as it informs.

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Real Apes of the Planet
The Amazing World of Monkeys, Apes and Lemurs

Sioux Falls Zoologists endorse Real Apes of the Planet for giving us
an excellent overview of the world of monkeys, apes and lemurs.