Observations and Ethograms – what DO animals do all day?
Studying Animal Behaviour The hardest thing about studying animal behaviour, is first understanding what’s going on, and then working out what it all means. The issue I see very often, is people being too anthropomorphic. This is a posh word for when people place human emotions on animals, and it’s something we are all guilty of. Have you even given a dog a treat and then seen him lovingly chew on it, tail wagging, and said ‘oh look how happy he is!’. Implying an animal is ha