animal behavior

noun
1.
behavior ( def 2 ).
2.
a branch of biology that deals with the behavior of animals, encompassing such fields as ethology, comparative psychology, behavioral ecology, and sociobiology.

animal behaviorist, noun
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animal behavior

any activity of an intact organism.

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  to the lowest level animal behavior.
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These compact systems allow scientists to study animal behavior without
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