List of famous zoologists with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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.

Dian Fossey Dian Fossey
Rwandan, American

Fridtjof NansenFridtjof Nansen
Norwegian

Jean-Baptiste LamarckJean-Baptiste Lamarck
French
Georges CuvierGeorges Cuvier
French

Paul R. EhrlichPaul R. Ehrlich
American
Madison GrantMadison Grant
American

Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron RothschildWalter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild
British

Lazzaro SpallanzaniLazzaro Spallanzani
Italian

Walter ReedWalter Reed
American

Tim FlanneryTim Flannery
Australian
Jim FowlerJim Fowler
American

Charles Lucien BonaparteCharles Lucien Bonaparte
French

Conrad GessnerConrad Gessner
Swiss

David Starr JordanDavid Starr Jordan
American
John Edward GrayJohn Edward Gray
British

PZ MyersPZ Myers
American
August WeismannAugust Weismann
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Ernest Everett JustErnest Everett Just
American

John Lubbock, 1st Baron AveburyJohn Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
British
Friedrich RatzelFriedrich Ratzel
German

Peter Simon PallasPeter Simon Pallas
German
Roger Tory PetersonRoger Tory Peterson
American

Johan Christian FabriciusJohan Christian Fabricius
German, Danish

Coenraad Jacob TemminckCoenraad Jacob Temminck
Dutch
Ilya Ilyich MechnikovIlya Ilyich Mechnikov
Russian

Karl ShukerKarl Shuker
British