What is Zoology ?

Jellyfish, worms, snails, insects, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals – you will study all these in Zoology which addresses basic scientific questions regarding animal biology, biodiversity, agricultural biology, evolutionary biology and molecular biology. In this course, you learn about the physiology of important examples of life on Earth, concentrating on the three great Kingdoms of multicellular organisms, plants, fungi and animals. The protection of rare and endangered animals, manipulation of the reproductive productivity of pest and endangered or beneficial species, and evolution are important areas of research in Zoology. Zoology involves analytical research and experimental laboratory components like all other biological sciences.

What do I have to do ?

A zoologist studies or works with animal life, its origins, characteristics, life processes, behaviour, evolution and relationship with other organisms. Applied zoology applies already known knowledge of animals to research projects that attempt to better humankind or other animal life. Zoologists study animal life at all levels of organization – ecosystem, community, population, whole organism, cellular and molecular.


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