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September 13, 2008 | By Cdargan | 1 answer | Expired: 2129 days ago

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.

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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)
# Aristotle
# 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)
# Al-Jahiz
# 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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