Zoologists

Zoologists study the structure, physiology, development and classification of animals. They also study the habitats and ecology of animals. Zoology as a branch of life sciences involves work with animals, either in natural surroundings or in captivity. Because of the vastness of the animal kingdom, some zoologists specialize in one of the various branches that fall under this category. They may also choose to focus on whole organisms or parts of an organism. Zoologists conduct analytical and experimental research. They work in the field observing animals and their habitats and collect samples for analysis. They may have to work long irregular hours in remote areas and harsh climatic conditions. The samples collected by field work are examined in laboratories using specialized techniques. High technology software and computer simulations and models are used to analyze the laboratory results. Zoologists help in improving livestock, and facilitate development of new drugs for veterinary usage. Their work is invaluable in the field of animal welfare and conservation of endangered species and habitats. They are employed by the government to aid in developing policies and laws related to animals, both wild and domestic. They also serve in teaching positions in universities and undertake research. Read on to learn about the life and works of various famous zoologists from all over the world.

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 1 Carolus Linnaeus

Carolus Linnaeus
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Famous As: Botanist
Birthdate: May 23, 1707
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Swedish
Died: January 10, 1778

 2 Dian Fossey

Dian Fossey
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Famous As: Zoologist, Conservationist
Birthdate: January 16, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Rwandan, American
Died: December 26, 1985
Zoologist, primatologist, and conservationist Dian Fossey conducted research on mountain gorillas in Rwanda from 1966 until she was murdered in 1985. She was part of the Trimates assigned to study apes by paleoanthropologist Louis Leakey. She wrote Gorillas in the Mist, which was later turned into a film.

 3 Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
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Famous As: Business woman
Birthdate: March 23, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Indian

 4 Stamford Raffles

Stamford Raffles
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Famous As: Former Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Birthdate: July 6, 1781
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Jamaican, British
Died: July 5, 1826
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 5 James Robertson Justice

James Robertson Justice
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 15, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
Died: July 2, 1975

 6 Konrad Lorenz

Konrad Lorenz
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Famous As: Zoologist
Birthdate: November 7, 1903
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Austrian
Died: February 27, 1989
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 7 Georges Cuvier

Georges Cuvier
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Famous As: Naturalist
Birthdate: August 23, 1769
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: French
Died: May 13, 1832
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 8 Walter Reed

Walter Reed
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Famous As: Military physician, Zoologist, Entomologist
Birthdate: September 13, 1851
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: November 22, 1902
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 9 Paul R. Ehrlich

Paul R. Ehrlich
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Famous As: Entomologist, Zoologist, University teacher
Birthdate: May 29, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 10 Thomas Hunt Morgan

Thomas Hunt Morgan
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Famous As: Geneticist
Birthdate: September 25, 1866
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: December 4, 1945
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 11 Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild

Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild
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Famous As: Biologist, Banker, Politician, Zoologist, Ornithologist, Entomologist, Lepidopterist
Birthdate: February 8, 1868
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: August 27, 1937

 12 Louis Agassiz

Louis Agassiz
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Famous As: Geologist
Birthdate: May 28, 1807
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: December 14, 1873
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 13 Desmond Morris

Desmond Morris
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Famous As: Zoologist
Birthdate: January 24, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British

 14 Jim Fowler

Jim Fowler
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Famous As: Zoologist, Television host
Birthdate: April 9, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
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 15 Madison Grant

Madison Grant
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Famous As: Lawyer, Anthropologist, Racial theorist, Historian, Zoologist
Birthdate: November 19, 1865
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: May 30, 1937

 16 Mary J Rathbun

Mary J Rathbun
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Famous As: Zoologist
Birthdate: June 11, 1860
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: April 4, 1943

 17 Lazzaro Spallanzani

Lazzaro Spallanzani
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Famous As: Biologist, Zoologist, Scientist, Naturalist, University teacher, Entomologist
Birthdate: January 10, 1729
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Italian
Died: February 12, 1799

 18 Karl Patterson Schmidt

Karl Patterson Schmidt
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Famous As: American zoologist
Birthdate: June 19, 1890
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: September 26, 1957

 19 Ernest Everett Just

Ernest Everett Just
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Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: August 14, 1883
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: October 27, 1941

 20 PZ Myers

PZ Myers
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Famous As: Biologist, Zoologist, Blogger, University teacher
Birthdate: March 9, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 21 David Starr Jordan

David Starr Jordan
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Famous As: Botanist, Peace activist, Zoologist, Autobiographer, Ichthyologist
Birthdate: January 19, 1851
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: September 19, 1931

 22 John Edward Gray

John Edward Gray
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Famous As: Author, zoologist
Birthdate: February 12, 1800
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: March 7, 1875
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 23 Tim Flannery

Tim Flannery
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Famous As: Biologist, Paleontologist, Zoologist, Environmentalist
Birthdate: January 28, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Australian

 24 Karl von Frisch

Karl von Frisch
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Famous As: Ethologist
Birthdate: November 20, 1886
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Austrian
Died: June 12, 1982
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 25 Friedrich Ratzel

Friedrich Ratzel
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Famous As: Biologist, Geopolitician, Geographer, Zoologist, Political scientist, University teacher
Birthdate: August 30, 1844
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: German
Died: August 9, 1904

 26 August Weismann

August Weismann
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Famous As: Biologist, Zoologist, Geneticist
Birthdate: January 17, 1834
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: November 5, 1914
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 27 Dixie Lee Ray

Dixie Lee Ray
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 3, 1914
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: January 2, 1994

 28 Conrad Gessner

Conrad Gessner
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: March 26, 1516
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Swiss
Died: December 13, 1565
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 29 John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury

John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
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Famous As: Anthropologist, Politician, Archaeologist, Prehistorian, Banker, Statistician, Naturalist, Zoologist, Entomologist
Birthdate: April 30, 1834
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: May 28, 1913

 30 Robert T. Paine

Robert T. Paine
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Famous As: Ecologist
Birthdate: April 13, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: June 13, 2016
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 31 Peter Simon Pallas

Peter Simon Pallas
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Famous As: Explorer, Zoologist, Ornithologist, Scientist, Botanist, Geographer, Arachnologist, Entomologist
Birthdate: September 22, 1741
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: German
Died: September 8, 1811

 32 Pierre-André Latreille

Pierre-André Latreille
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Famous As: Zoologist
Birthdate: November 29, 1762
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: French
Died: February 6, 1833

 33 Georg Wilhelm Steller

Georg Wilhelm Steller
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Famous As: Botanist
Birthdate: March 10, 1709
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: German
Died: November 14, 1746

 34 Georg Forster

Georg Forster
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Famous As: Naturalist
Birthdate: November 27, 1754
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: German, Polish
Died: January 10, 1794

 35 D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson

D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson
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Famous As: Zoologist
Birthdate: May 2, 1860
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Scottish
Died: June 21, 1948

 36 Johan Christian Fabricius

Johan Christian Fabricius
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Famous As: Zoologist
Birthdate: January 7, 1745
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Danish
Died: March 3, 1808

 37 Roger Tory Peterson

Roger Tory Peterson
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Famous As: Zoologist, Ornithologist
Birthdate: August 28, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: July 28, 1996

 38 G. Evelyn Hutchinson

G. Evelyn Hutchinson
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Famous As: Ecologist
Birthdate: January 30, 1903
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: May 17, 1991

 39 Edmund Beecher Wilson

Edmund Beecher Wilson
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Famous As: Geneticist
Birthdate: October 19, 1856
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: March 3, 1939

 40 Charles Henry Turner

Charles Henry Turner
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Famous As: Zoologist
Birthdate: February 3, 1867
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: February 14, 1923

 41 Paul Kammerer

Paul Kammerer
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Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: August 17, 1880
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Austrian
Died: September 23, 1926

 42 Charles Sutherland Elton

Charles Sutherland Elton
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Famous As: Zoologist
Birthdate: March 29, 1900
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Died: May 1, 1991

 43 Lancelot Hogben

Lancelot Hogben
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Famous As: Medical Statistician
Birthdate: December 9, 1895
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British
Died: August 22, 1975

 44 James Dwight Dana

James Dwight Dana
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Famous As: Geologist
Birthdate: February 12, 1813
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: April 14, 1895

 45 Bernard Germain de Lacépède

Bernard Germain de Lacépède
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Famous As: Naturalist
Birthdate: December 26, 1756
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: French
Died: October 6, 1825

 46 Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg

Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg
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Famous As: Naturalist
Birthdate: April 19, 1795
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: German
Died: June 27, 1876

 47 Solly Zuckerman, Baron Zuckerman

Solly Zuckerman, Baron Zuckerman
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Famous As: British scientist
Birthdate: May 30, 1904
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: South African
Died: April 1, 1993

 48 Coenraad Jacob Temminck

Coenraad Jacob Temminck
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Famous As: Zoologist
Birthdate: March 31, 1778
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Dutch
Died: January 30, 1858

 49 Ray Lankester

Ray Lankester
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Famous As: Zoologists
Birthdate: May 15, 1847
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: August 13, 1929

 50 Paul Bert

Paul Bert
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Famous As: Physiologist
Birthdate: October 19, 1833
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: French
Died: November 11, 1886
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