Q: is there a good website out there??
i decided that i want to be a zoologist that works at the zoo. i know that many zoo recommend to have some experience before applying so i want to travel abroad and work with international zoos and wildlife conservaton centers. does anyone know any good website sources where i can find these internships. i also wouldnt mind doing some college aboard either. i want to major in either biology or zoology. more so zoology since the state i live in, there is no college that has a major for zoology.
Sep 14, 2008
You need to pick an area or zoology to specialize in and you can specialize in more than one area. It's kind of like saying I want to study medicine but not picking an area of specialty like nursing, pediatrics, internal medicine, family practice, dermatology, neurology, etc.
If you want to work at a zoo I recommend becoming a veterinarian and specializing in wild animals rather than pets. I know a young lady studying to become a vet who applied for an internship at a zoo. Those internships are really hard to come by and you'll need your college to help you apply. The young lady I mentioned still hasn't decided between working with pets or working at zoo's.
Charles Darwin and Aristotle were a famous zoologist. Here is a list of other notable zoologists to help you understand how to focus your study.
# Louis Agassiz (malacology, ichthyology)
# David Attenborough
# Henry Walter Bates (Batesian mimicry, Amazon)
# Pierre Joseph Bonnaterre
# Rachel Carson (marine biologist)
# Archie Carr (Herpetology, esp. sea turtles)
# Archie Carr III, (wild mammals)
# Eugenie Clark (Ichthyology)
# Jeff Corwin (herpetology)
# Georges Cuvier (founder of comparative morphology)
# Charles Darwin (theory of evolution, natural selection)
# Richard Dawkins (ethology, evolutionary biology)
# James R. Dixon (Herpetology)
# William Flower (mammals)
# Edmund Brisco Ford (ecological genetics)
# Dian Fossey (primatology)
# Birutė Galdikas (primatology)
# Jane Goodall (primatology)
# Ernst Haeckel (marine biologist), (naturalist)
# Victor Hensen (planktology)
# Bernard Heuvelmans (cryptozoology)
# Julian Huxley (evolutionary synthesis, humanism, World Wildlife Fund, UNESCO)
# Thomas Henry Huxley (evolution, agnosticism, science education)
# Libbie Hyman (invertebrate zoology)
# Steve Irwin (herpetology)
# William Kirby (father of entomology)
# Hans-Wilhelm Koepcke (ornithology, herpetology)
# E. Ray Lankester (zoology and comparative anatomy)
# Carolus Linnaeus (father of systematics)
# Konrad Lorenz (ethology)
# David W. Macdonald (wild mammals)
# John Maynard Smith (evolutionary biology, genetics)
# Ernst Mayr (evolutionary biology)
# Fritz Müller (evolutionary biology, Müllerian mimicry, Brazil)
# Desmond Morris (ethology)
# Richard Owen (vertebrate palaeontology, dinosaurs, Natural History Museum)
# Roger Tory Peterson (ornithology)
# Eric Pianka (herpetologist)
# William Emerson Ritter (marine biology)
# Thomas Say (entomology)
# Shen Kuo (medieval Chinese zoologist)
# Su Song (medieval Chinese zoologist)
# Dave Salmoni
# Jakob van Uexküll (animal behavior, invertebrate zoology)
# Ernst Freiherr von Blomberg (anthrozoology and religion)
# Alfred Russel Wallace (natural selection, zoogeography, animal colouration, Amazon, East Indies)
# E.O. Wilson (entomology, especially ants, founder of sociobiology)
# Robert Broom
# Austin Stevens (herpetology, especially snakes and other serpents.
Look up these notable zoologists and try to think about what areas interest you the most.
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