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

Stamford Raffles Stamford Raffles
Jamaican, British

Kiran Mazumdar-ShawKiran Mazumdar-Shaw
Indian

David Starr JordanDavid Starr Jordan
American

Madison GrantMadison Grant
American

Walter ReedWalter Reed
American
Paul R. EhrlichPaul R. Ehrlich
American
Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron RothschildWalter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild
British

Desmond MorrisDesmond Morris
British

Jim FowlerJim Fowler
American

John Edward GrayJohn Edward Gray
British
PZ MyersPZ Myers
American

Tim FlanneryTim Flannery
Australian
Lazzaro SpallanzaniLazzaro Spallanzani
Italian

Friedrich RatzelFriedrich Ratzel
German

John Lubbock, 1st Baron AveburyJohn Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
British
Karl Patterson SchmidtKarl Patterson Schmidt
American

Conrad GessnerConrad Gessner
Swiss
August WeismannAugust Weismann
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Georg Wilhelm StellerGeorg Wilhelm Steller
German

Roger Tory PetersonRoger Tory Peterson
American
Peter Simon PallasPeter Simon Pallas
German
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Thomas PennantThomas Pennant
Welsh
Theophilus PainterTheophilus Painter
American

Lancelot HogbenLancelot Hogben
British

Johan Christian FabriciusJohan Christian Fabricius
Danish

Paul BertPaul Bert
French
Bernard Germain de LacépèdeBernard Germain de Lacépède
French

Coenraad Jacob TemminckCoenraad Jacob Temminck
Dutch

G. Evelyn HutchinsonG. Evelyn Hutchinson
British

Solly Zuckerman, Baron ZuckermanSolly Zuckerman, Baron Zuckerman
South African

Spencer Fullerton BairdSpencer Fullerton Baird
American
Paul KammererPaul Kammerer
Austrian

James Dwight DanaJames Dwight Dana
American
Thomas NuttallThomas Nuttall
British

Charles Sutherland EltonCharles Sutherland Elton
British

Reginald Innes PocockReginald Innes Pocock
British
Clinton Hart MerriamClinton Hart Merriam
American

Thomas SayThomas Say
American
Christian Gottfried EhrenbergChristian Gottfried Ehrenberg
German

Edmund Beecher WilsonEdmund Beecher Wilson
American

Willy BurgdorferWilly Burgdorfer
Swiss, American

Ray LankesterRay Lankester
British

Frank Rattray LillieFrank Rattray Lillie
American
Willi HennigWilli Hennig
German

Libbie HymanLibbie Hyman
American

E. B. FordE. B. Ford
British

Karl ShukerKarl Shuker
British
Carolus LinnaeusCarolus Linnaeus
Swedish
John BachmanJohn Bachman
American

Anne McLarenAnne McLaren
British

David LackDavid Lack
British

Alfred NewtonAlfred Newton
Swiss
Max SchultzeMax Schultze
German

Oscar HertwigOscar Hertwig
German
Florentino AmeghinoFlorentino Ameghino
Argentinian

C. Lloyd MorganC. Lloyd Morgan
British

Gavin de BeerGavin de Beer
British
Charles Wyville ThomsonCharles Wyville Thomson
Scottish

Elliott CouesElliott Coues
American
Isidore Geoffroy Saint-HilaireIsidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
French

Ross Granville HarrisonRoss Granville Harrison
American

Alexandre BrongniartAlexandre Brongniart
French
Wilhelm RouxWilhelm Roux
German

Louis-Jean-Marie DaubentonLouis-Jean-Marie Daubenton
French
Tso-hsin ChengTso-hsin Cheng
Chinese

William Henry FlowerWilliam Henry Flower
British

Agostino BassiAgostino Bassi
Italian

V. C. Wynne-EdwardsV. C. Wynne-Edwards
British
Fritz SchaudinnFritz Schaudinn
German

Abraham TrembleyAbraham Trembley
Swiss

Karl MöbiusKarl Möbius
German

Warder Clyde AlleeWarder Clyde Allee
American

Robert SibbaldRobert Sibbald
Scottish
John Henry ComstockJohn Henry Comstock
American

Pierre-Joseph van BenedenPierre-Joseph van Beneden
Belgian
Addison Emery VerrillAddison Emery Verrill
American

Alpheus HyattAlpheus Hyatt
American

Thomas Stewart TraillThomas Stewart Traill
Scottish
Rudolf LeuckartRudolf Leuckart
German

Victor Ernest ShelfordVictor Ernest Shelford
American
James GrayJames Gray
British

Edwin ConklinEdwin Conklin
American
Karl Theodor Ernst von SieboldKarl Theodor Ernst von Siebold
German

Yves DelageYves Delage
French

Clarence Erwin McClungClarence Erwin McClung
American
Oliver Perry HayOliver Perry Hay
American

Richard HertwigRichard Hertwig
German
Herbert Spencer JenningsHerbert Spencer Jennings
American