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!)

Wildlife Charities and Wilderness Charities
Endorsed by Sioux Falls Zoologists

(Webmaster's Comment: As best as I can tell 70 to 80 percent of your donation to these charities will go to supporting their wilderness and wildlife programs, which seems to be par for the course.) 

National Wildlife Federation
National Wildlife Federation
National Wildlife Federation is a voice for wildlife, dedicated to protecting wildlife and habitat and inspiring the future generation of conservationists. It works to inspire Americans to protect wildlife for our children's future.

NRDC - Natural Resources Defense Council - The Earth's Best Defense
Natural Resources Defense Council
NRDC works to safeguard the earth - its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. It works to protect wildlife and wild places and to ensure a healthy environment for all life on earth. NRDC is the earth's best defense.

Climate Change Is Real. Donald Trump Thinks It's A Hoax.

Donald Trump's Plan: Gut The EPA

Nature Conservancy - Protecting Nature, Preserving Life
Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy protects Earth's natural resources and beauty. Its conservation efforts are driven by its members. Their Mission: conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.

Environmental Defense Fund - Finding Ways That Work
Environmental Defense Fund
About Environmental Defense Fund: We're dedicated scientists, economists, attorneys and other professionals. We believe economic prosperity and environmental stewardship go hand in hand. EDF protects the Earth's resources using smart economics, practical partnerships and rigorous science. Our members help us tackle urgent problems.

(Webmaster's comment: One of the most effective methods of giving to these organizations is an automatic monthly donation using a credit card. For as little as $20-$30 a month you can have a continuing significant and positive impact for a cause that you believe in. It really is the way to go.)

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Wildlife Charities and Wilderness Charities
Endorsed by Sioux Falls Zoologists