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 Yellowstone for the excellent description
of the world's first national park and the animal wildlife that live in it.

Yellowstone
Battle For Life

Yellowstone (2009) - 150 minutes
Yellowstone at Amazon.com

Yellowstone is no ordinary wilderness, it is the world's first national park: a lost world of vast plains and endless forests defended on all sides by towering mountains, home to America's last great bison herds, the grizzly bear and realm of the wolf. It is the most extensive thermal area on earth with more than 10,000 boiling springs, fumaroles and bubbling mud pits and more geysers than the rest of the world put together. It's these strange natural wonders that first made Yellowstone famous and still make it unique today. This landmark series reveals the grandeur of this unique place as its animals struggle to survive over the course of the vividly changing seasons.

Join the charismatic cast of Yellowstone's wildlife as they turn to face the extreme challenges of the seasons and discover just what it takes to brave temperatures 40 degrees below zero, to live through raging forest fires or to fight to the death for the right to breed. The daily struggles of the wildlife are intimately linked to Yellowstone's greatest secret: that sleeping right beneath the snow is probably the world's largest volcano. The fate of everything in this extraordinary wilderness is in the hands of forces more powerful than we can possibly imagine.

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Yellowstone
Battle For Life

Sioux Falls Zoologists endorse Yellowstone for the excellent description
of the world's first national park and the animal wildlife that live in it.