What is Zoology?

Zoology is the study of animals and a zoologist is a scientist who studies animals and their environment or habitats.


  • Conservationist
  • Ecologist
  • Biologist
  • Researcher
  • Zookeeper
  • Wildlife Educator

What skills do you need to work in zoology?

  • An interest in animals and how they interact
  • A good knowledge of the relevant sciences
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Awareness of ethical responsibility
  • Project management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Where do zoologists work?

Zoology professionals work in both the public, private and charity sector . Zoology professionals will often specialize in a particular area such as:

  • Research and teaching
  • Conservation
  • Zoo/Wildlife Parks
  • Ecology
  • Parasitology
  • Epidemiology

Typical work activities

  • Collecting samples and analysing test results
  • Maintaining up to date records
  • Communicating with the general public
  • Advising on animal welfare

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