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.

 1 Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin
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Famous As: Naturalist
Birthdate: February 12, 1809
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: April 19, 1882

Widely regarded as one of the most influential personalities in the history of mankind, Charles Darwin was an English biologist, naturalist, and geologist. He is credited with publishing the Theory of Evolution, which explains the evolution of life from a unicellular organism to human beings. A prolific writer, Charles Darwin also wrote important books on plants and barnacles.

 2 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

 3 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

 4 Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
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Famous As: Business woman
Birthdate: March 23, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Indian
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 5 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

 6 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
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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 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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 9 Louis Agassiz

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

 10 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
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 11 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

 12 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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 13 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

 14 Desmond Morris

Desmond Morris
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Famous As: Zoologist
Birthdate: January 24, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
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 15 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

 16 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

 17 Peter Medawar

Peter Brian Medwar
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Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: February 28, 1915
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
Died: October 2, 1987

 18 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

 19 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

 20 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

 21 PZ Myers

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

 22 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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 23 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

 24 Tim Flannery

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Famous As: Biologist, Paleontologist, Zoologist, Environmentalist
Birthdate: January 28, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Australian
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 25 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

 26 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
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 27 August Weismann

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Famous As: Biologist, Zoologist, Geneticist
Birthdate: January 17, 1834
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality:
Died: November 5, 1914

 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 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

 30 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
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 31 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 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

 33 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

 34 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

 35 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

 36 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

 37 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

 38 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

 39 Paul Bert

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

 40 Paul Kammerer

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

 41 Spencer Fullerton Baird

Spencer Fullerton Baird
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Famous As: Ornithologist
Birthdate: February 3, 1823
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: August 19, 1887

 42 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

 43 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

 44 Thomas Pennant

Thomas Pennant
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Famous As: Naturalist
Birthdate: June 14, 1726
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Welsh
Died: December 16, 1798

 45 Thomas Nuttall

Thomas Nuttall
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Famous As: Botanist
Birthdate: January 5, 1786
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British
Died: September 10, 1859

 46 Clinton Hart Merriam

Clinton Hart Merriam
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Famous As: Zoologist
Birthdate: December 5, 1855
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: March 19, 1942

 47 Reginald Innes Pocock

Reginald Innes Pocock
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Famous As: Zoologist
Birthdate: March 4, 1863
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
Died: August 9, 1947

 48 Ray Lankester

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

 49 Thomas Say

Thomas Say
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Famous As: Entomologist
Birthdate: June 27, 1787
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: October 10, 1834

 50 Anne McLaren

Anne McLaren
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Famous As: Geneticist
Birthdate: April 26, 1927
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: July 7, 2007
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