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Guide to Ethology: Exploring the Study of Animal Behavior

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Nov 2, 2021 • 2 min read

When bees need to communicate with one another, they do a waggle dance; when squirrels live in small social groups, they are willing to risk their lives to protect the others. These sorts of behaviors are at the core of a scientific field of study called “ethology”—the study of animal behavior.