The Experiment (novel)

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The Experiment
Animorphs 28 The Experiment.jpg
Ax morphing into a cow
AuthorK. A. Applegate
IllustratorDavid B. Mattingly
CountryUnited States
SeriesAnimorphs #28
GenreScience fiction novel
Publication date
March 1999
Media typePrint (paperback)
Preceded byThe Exposed
Followed byThe Sickness

The Experiment is the 28th book in the Animorphs series, written by K.A. Applegate. It is known to have been ghostwritten by Amy Garvey. It is narrated by Ax.

The front cover quote is "Change is a good thing. A very good thing..." The inside cover quote is "Got milk?"

Plot summary[edit]

The Animorphs find out from Erek that the Yeerks have taken control of a meatpacking plant and a laboratory. They acquire chimpanzees and infiltrate the lab. They don't find very much information so Tobias and Ax morph into bulls (thinking they would morph into steer but not realizing that the DNA does not include surgical procedures) to go to the meatpacking plant. Inside the plant, they discover a room with humans in cages. The computer tells them that it is an experiment designed to destroy the free will of the human population so that the Yeerks can take over easily, but a Yeerk scientist eventually confirms that the experiment was a total failure.


Morpher Morphs Acquired Morphs Used
Jake Common chimpanzee Peregrine falcon, seagull, common chimpanzee, housefly, Siberian tiger
Rachel Common chimpanzee Bald eagle, seagull, common chimpanzee, housefly, grizzly bear
Tobias Common chimpanzee, bull Human (himself), common chimpanzee, bull
Cassie Common chimpanzee Osprey, seagull, common chimpanzee, flea (possibly; partially), housefly, wolf
Marco Common chimpanzee Osprey, seagull, common chimpanzee, great horned owl, Silverback gorilla, housefly
Ax Common chimpanzee, cow, bull Human (main), northern harrier, seagull, common chimpanzee, great horned owl, cow, bull