A female zoologist examines a wild boar skull found in the wild for its specific species

Zoologist

Zoologists study the anatomy, physiology, characteristics, ecology, behaviour and environments of animals.

Overview

Zoologists study the anatomy, physiology, characteristics, ecology, behaviour and environments of animals.

Day-to-day

  • investigates the interrelationships between animals in their natural surroundings, in captivity and in laboratories
  • studies the origin, development, functions, structures and other aspects of animal life.

Considerations

  • working outdoors.

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To become a Zoologist

  • You need a bachelor degree in science or applied science majoring in zoology or a related field to work as a Zoologist. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

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