The Experiment (novel)
Ax morphing into a cow
|Author||K. A. Applegate|
|Illustrator||David B. Mattingly|
|Genre||Science fiction novel|
|Media type||Print (paperback)|
|Preceded by||The Exposed|
|Followed by||The Sickness|
The front cover quote is "Change is a good thing. A very good thing..." The inside cover quote is "Got milk?"
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||Chimpanzee||Seagull, chimpanzee, fly, Siberian tiger|
|Rachel||Chimpanzee||Seagull, chimpanzee, fly, grizzly bear|
|Tobias||Chimpanzee, bull||Chimpanzee, bull|
|Cassie||Chimpanzee||Seagull, chimpanzee, fly, flea (possibly; partially), wolf|
|Marco||Chimpanzee||Seagull, chimpanzee, gorilla, fly|
|Ax||Chimpanzee, cow*, bull||Northern harrier, seagull, chimpanzee, owl, cow*, bull|
- Ax acquired the cow by accident, mistaking it for a bull.