Human Animal Science

Human Animal Science is a regular podcast hosted by Tim Adams and Mia Cobb that takes a scientific view of the world of humans and animals.

Human Animal Science, also known as anthrozoology, is a growing multidisciplinary field of enquiry, and one that produces fascinating topics.

Recent podcasts, articles, and research

Zoology pronciation

How do you pronounce “Zoology”?

Human Animal ScienceJul 21, 20235 min read

The word zoology is one of the most mispronounced words in the English language, even for Zoologists. To make matters worse, the common pronunciation differs depending on which country you’re from. For example, if you’re an American and call it Zoo-ology (like, Animal Zoo, and ology as in biology) then you’re wrong. If you’re British, or Australian, then you’re oddly more correct, as this is more the rule than the…


How Do Genetics Affect a Horses Behaviour?

Human Animal ScienceMar 3, 20233 min read

A large part of a horses behaviour is learned, but did you know there are some behaviours which are determined by genetics? These include: [Open][Close]EyesightHearing and SmellSkin SensitivityMemory and Learning AbilityHerd Instinct Eyesight Horses’ eyes see independently to the front,…

How Often Do Horses Need Shoeing?

How Often Do Horses Need Shoeing?

Human Animal ScienceMar 3, 20234 min read

As a horse owner in Australia you may be wondering how often do horses need shoeing? Horses are magnificent creatures, and a horse lover yourself you will know their hooves are crucial to their overall health and well-being. Proper hoof…


Successful Fishkeeping: Did You Know?

Human Animal ScienceFeb 24, 20233 min read

You may think fishkeeping is the simplest when it comes to pets, but it isn’t. Successful fishkeeping is about knowledge, technique, and skill. Did you know? To successfully maintain a Marine aquarium, You MUST run a Protein Skimmer to remove…

As part of our Fish series, here is a beginners guide to keeping Siamese Fighting Fish (in Australia).

Keeping Siamese Fighting Fish as Pets

Human Animal ScienceFeb 24, 20233 min read

Siamese Fighting Fish (or Betta Splendens). Siamese Fighting fish make great first pets, but like all pets, they need a little bit of knowledge, care and attention to ensure that you get the most enjoyment from your fighter. Here’s a…

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The Australian Anthrozoology Research Foundation

The Australian Anthrozoology Research Foundation is a registered charity that funds research into the relationship between animals and humans.

Their mission is to promote the understanding and humane treatment of animals by supporting scientific research that explores the positive effects of their companionship on human health and well-being. They believe that this understanding can help us to create a better world for both animals and people.

Anthrozoology Research Group

The Australian Anthrozoology Research Group is a registered charity that promotes the study of human-animal interactions. They support research into the benefits that come from interacting with animals, be it in a therapeutic, working, or leisure capacity.

The foundation also aims to educate the public about the importance of human-animal interaction and how it can improve our quality of life. They do this through running events, such as lectures and conferences, and by publishing papers and articles on the topic.