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Zoologist

Definition
noun, plural: zoologists
A specialist in zoology
Supplement
Zoology is the branch of biology that deals with animals and animal life, including the study of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals. An individual that specializes in the field of zoology is called a zoologist. Aristotle is regarded as the father of zoology.
Some of the well-known zoologists are as follows:

  • James Henry Fleming, a Canadian ornithologist, is known for his works in the field of zoology, particularly in ornithology (i.e. the study of birds). He was able to collect and study about 32,000 bird species and therefore had the largest ornithological library.
  • Frederick William Frohawk, an English lepidopterist, is known for his literary works on butterflies.
  • Stephen Robert Irwin, an Australian wildlife expert, known as the crocodile hunter. He was able to make various documentaries and films about animals, particularly crocodiles.
  • Richard Dawkins, an English Naturalist, is known in the field of ethology and became popular for his book called The Selfish Gene.
  • Dian Fossey is an American zoologist who spent 18 years in studying patterns and behavior of gorillas.

Synonym(s):

  • zoologer
  • See also:


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