Science has helped animals in many ways. It
has helped us learn how to prevent and treat
many illnesses that animals get.
It has also helped us to figure out what wild
animals need so that we can protect their
Understanding behavior has helped people find
ways to keep animals from getting into trouble
with people. For example, some big highway and
pipeline projects have been changed in order to
keep animals safer. Many animal shelters teach
people how to work with their pets on “bad”
behavior so that the animals can stay home.
Zoos have changed the places where animals are
kept to make the animals happier. They also
give animals things to do to keep them busy.
Science has helped us figure out and fix
problems for wild animals. For example, lead
poisoning was hurting many species. Now some
groups are letting people know that they should
avoid using lead fishing gear.
If you are interested in helping animals, you
may want to become a veterinarian or a
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