Domestic animals shelter model for school science exhibition


In this topic, we are going to show you how to build a domestic animal shelter or animal homes model for your science project or exhibitions.

Domestic animals shelter model

What are Domestic animals?

Domestic animals are animals which are raised by humans. Charles Darwin differentiated domestic species from wild ancestors.

Humans domesticated animals for agriculture purpose which dates back to the Neolithic period which is almost 9000 years ago.

How Domestic animals Evolved?

Before the civilized era, first agriculturalists started to keep the animals such as goat, sheep, pigs, and cattle.

Global warming at the end of ice age resulted in drought in the near east which basically simulated this advancement of domestication of animals.

As population density increased it strained the ability of hunting to meet the demand for food.

Captive breeding resulted in the retention of submissive behavior, smaller body, shortening of the jaws, fat deposition under the skin and smaller brain and teeth.

First animal species which was domesticated was a dog. Modern day dogs like mastiffs and greyhounds have changed a little bit in comparison to their 4000-year-old ancestors.

Experts think dogs might have descended from wolves whereas other researches think a domestic dog may have descended from an extinct wild dog.

Dogs mainly have characteristics of wolves like short jaws and smaller brains. Livestock where domesticated next.

Asiatic moufflon was grass grazer found in hills and foothills from which sheep were domesticated whereas bezoar goats were used to domesticated goats.

Both species adapted to harsh environmental conditions.

Domestic humpless cattle were used for labor, milk, meat, bone, and burning.

Southeast Asia domesticated them.

Pigs came next and were domesticated from wild boar. Humans consider them as a source of protein.

Why are domestic animals are important in the ecosystem

The domestic animals are very important in the ecosystem as it brings the nutrients, various needs for human beings. These animals also help in decomposition, carbon, and nitrogen cycle.

What is the difference between Wild animals and Domestic Animals?

The Important difference between wild animals and domestic animals is solely based on where they live. Wilfe life animals live in the forest. Domestic animals live with humans in their locations to use for farming or human benefits.

These domestic animals living the sheds created separately for each animals

for example, Cow shed where cows are living or we can also be called it as cattle shed

Zoo animals where wild animals stay in Zoo where humans are looking after these animals

Making of Domestic animals shelter model – Step by Step Video

In this video, we will show you the following steps and items that can be used to make domestic animal shelter model at home by taking help freely from your parents.

Materials Used to make Domestic animals shelter model

  • Sticks
  • Domestic animals Toys
  • Color Paints
  • Card Board
  • Scale
  • Pencil
  • Blade
  • Paintbrush
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Waste Boxes to get cardboard
  • Scissor to Cut

Prepare for Science Fair Questions & Answers – Domestic animals shelter model

  1. What are domestic animals?
    Three classes of animal domesticates are commensals, prey animals and targeted animals.
  2. What are considered domestic animals?
    Vertebrate’s species domesticated by humans so that it can live and breed in tame condition and depend on humankind for its survival.
  3. What is classed as a domestic?
    An animal that is tamed to live with families like dog, cat or one that contribute to family’s support like cow, chicken or horse.
  4. What is the difference between pet and wild animals?
    Pet animals are such animals which are taken care of by humans during their sickness whereas wild animals have to take care of themselves in forests.


Domestic animals shelter or animal homes model making help us to understand the school students which animals are called domestic animals and the place in which they live.

Especially this project is very useful for kindergarten and pre-primary students. Using this project students to learn the animal behaviors

Students also learn how to make these models completely by best out of waste materials easily available at home

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