|Be cautious in applying human attributes to other animals.
that salmon is a bear’s favorite food implies likes and dislikes and is
not the same as saying salmon is a bear’s main food. Saying an iguana
loves to sit on a warm rock is not the same as explaining the biological
reasons for such behavior.
On the other hand, recent scientific
research has shown that some animals may indeed have feelings, and
scientists themselves sometimes use anthropomorphic language to describe
animal behavior, especially in highly intelligent mammals.
discretion, anthropomorphism may help tell a story and accurately
convey information to a lay reader.