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Zoology is the scientific study of animals. This is a sub discipline of biology (ie. the study of living things).
Zoology itself can be sub divided into:
Invertebrate zoology is the study of animals that lack backbones (including insects, spiders, crustaceans, worms, shellfish, and others. Single celled animals are usually excluded though).
Another way of subdividing zoology is into different types of characteristics such as:
Further sub disciplinary areas of study include animal anthropology, embryology, sociobiology, ecology and others.
A zoologist is a biologist who studies the structure, function, ecology, environments and characteristics of animals. For example they need knowledge of:
Zoologists will usually specialise in a specific species or specific area of study.
Many people who study zoology certificates, diplomas or degrees may start out planning to become a zoologist; but in reality, most end up doing other things. They still work with animals, but in other ways. Any education in zoology is a great foundation for working with any types of animals (wildlife, pets or livestock); either directly caring for those animals, or in providing goods or services in support of or related to animals.
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