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 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
Billboards for 2015

Latest Billboards are at: Zoologists Billboards for 2016

Billboards for November/December 2015

Animal Intelligence Billboards: Sioux Falls Zoologists: Animal Intelligence Is Awesome! Would You Like To Know More?

Animal Intelligence Billboard: Crows teach their chicks to make and use tools with worm hooks.

Animal Intelligence Billboard: Crows can recognize different humans by their faces and voices.

Animal Intelligence Billboard: Crows have the problem solving abiltiy of a 7-year-old child.

Animal Intelligence Billboard: Parrots talk and make sentences, are as smart as a 4-year-old.

Animal Intelligence Billboard: Dolphins have individual names, their own signature whistle.

Animal Intelligence Billboard: Dolphins are self-aware, recognize themselves in mirrors.

Animal Intelligence Billboard: Elephant herds are led by a wiser, older female Elephant.

Animal Intelligence Billboard: Elephants mourn their dead, and use long-range communications.

Animal Intelligence Billboard: Chimpanzees make and use stick tools, and also plan ahead.

Animal Intelligence Billboard: 8 out of 10 Wolves solve problems that only 1 out of 20 Dogs can.

Animal Intelligence Billboard: Dolphins, Apes, Elephants and Wolves have complex social structures.

Animal Intelligence Billboard: Dolphins, Apes, Elephants and Crows mourn their dead.

Free Thinkers Billboard: Wishing You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Sioux Falls Zoologists
Billboards for 2015