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 Wild Russia for showing
us wildlife in the largest wilderness on the planet.

Wild Russia

Wild Russia (2010) - 258 minutes
Wild Russia at Amazon.com

Until now, Russia's sheer size, logistical complexities and political hurdles have prevented a comprehensive presentation of its many natural wonders. Wild Russia breaks those boundaries, offering a look at six regions of this unbelievably vast wilderness. Kamchatka, Ussuriland, Caucasus, Siberia, the Artic and Urals are explored in this six-part masterpiece.

Six Episodes:

  • Kamchatka
  • Ussuriland
  • Caucasus
  • Siberia
  • Arctic
  • Urals

(Webmster's comment: This is a very rare documentary. Currently it's selling for $390 on Amazon.)

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Wild Russia

Sioux Falls Zoologists endorse Wild Russia for showing
us wildlife in the largest wilderness on the planet.