Iggy, the wolf
Iggy, one of the wolves raised and studied at Tovetorp, now in an animal park

There are great practical demands for increased knowledge of animal behaviour, besides our theoretical interests in ethology. An Ethologist can be an academic that does research at the university or work outside of academia in positions where knowledge about animal behaviour is important. In fact, Ethologists are essential where ever it is important to include knowledge about animal behaviour to be able to successfully interact with animals and act for them. Such positions includes responsibility for animal welfare problems at both international and national level, working at zoos for environmental enrichments and the welfare of the animals, and in animal husbandry, farming, veterinary work, animal training and/or conservation work.