Animal Science

Animal science is the study of animals that live alongside humans. Around the world, humans rely on animals for food, fiber, labor and companionship. Animal scientists help us understand and manage these animals.

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Animal behavior

For years, livestock producers and pet owners alike have noticed that their animals react differently to different situations. Recent research has revealed why animals act the way they do.

Animal behavior scientists can better understand what causes certain behaviors and what those behaviors mean in terms of the overall physiologyhealth and welfare of animals. The most recognizable animal behavior scientist is Dr. Temple Grandin of Colorado State University. She has revolutionized how the livestock industry handles and transports animals and resulted in drastic changes in how animal facilities are built. 

Jr Animal Scientist

A Jr. Animal Scientist membership is a great way for kids to learn about science and the animal world.

Through the Jr. Animal Scientist magazine and special online resources, kids can learn about pets, farm animals and zoo animals. Scientific information is tailored for kids ages 5 to 9 (K-3rd grades). Eye-catching photos and exciting animal activities add to the fun! Plus, all Jr. Animal Scientists get special prizes just for joining.

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