Animal behaviour is all about what animals are doing and why they are doing it. People have been watching animals for a very long time.
Thousands of years ago, people watched how animals behaved to help with hunting and taming animals. These days, lots of people like watching how animals behave for different reasons.
Scientists who study animal behaviour try to work out why animals are behaving in a particular way. There are certain common ‘problems’ that animals need to solve, such as eating, drinking, protecting themselves from predators and reproduction. Much of animal behaviour is based on solving these problems.
There are loads of different animal behaviours, some stranger than others. Some people even believe that if we study the ways animals behave, we can learn more about the way humans behave!