About me

Hi, I’m Farah!

Farah Hanis Binti Juhari is a passionate animal lover and dedicated advocate for animal welfare, with a particular focus on captive wildlife, horses, laboratory animals, and companion animals.

She is interested in an interdisciplinary study that focuses on the effects of human intervention on animal welfare, as well as the integration of education, communication, socioeconomic factors, and product development in
promoting animal welfare awareness.

She obtained her degree in Science (Zoology) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in 2009. She later pursued her master’s degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) with the support of the National Science Fellowship (NSF) from the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MOSTI). During her master’s program, she conducted research on the effects of environmental enrichment on stereotypic behavior in captive leopards from local zoological parks, while also working closely with animal clinics and shelters.

Farah completed her PhD at UPM, where she researched the relationship between dietary intake and haemato-biochemistry, plasma cortisol, ghrelin, leptin, and telomere length expression in horses exhibiting oral stereotypies and redirected behaviors. Her research project was awarded the Animal Behavior Society Developing Nations Research Grants, and she has presented her findings at numerous local and international conferences as a speaker and participant. She an active member of Animal Behavior Society.

Her research projects resulted in valuable insights that have contributed to the field of animal welfare.