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!)

Zoology Courses
Endorsed by Sioux Falls Zoologists

Sioux Falls Zoologists recommends the following courses about life on earth.

Earth's Changing Climate gets right to the point. Global Warming is real and humans are responsible for it. Scientists were saying this back in the early 2000's. But seems no one wanted to listen. And many still don't.

If you want to know how the ecology works the second course is for you. Earth at the Crossroads goes into the nuts and bolts of how the climate and the ecology interact with each other. You'll see how energy flows between various earth systems, both physical systems and living ones. It's one big integrated system and we mess with it at our peril unless we fully understand it.

The courses are all available from TheGreatCourses.com. They can be expensive but they are often on sale for 50% off the regular listed price. The course links on the following pages point to the course location at The Great Courses.

The courses recommended by Sioux Falls Zoologists about life on earth are described on the following 3 pages.

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Zoology Courses
Endorsed by Sioux Falls Zoologists