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

Walter ReedWalter Reed
American

Paul R. EhrlichPaul R. Ehrlich
American

Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron RothschildWalter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild
British
David Starr JordanDavid Starr Jordan
American
John Edward GrayJohn Edward Gray
British

Jim FowlerJim Fowler
American

Desmond MorrisDesmond Morris
British

Madison GrantMadison Grant
American
Charles Lucien BonaparteCharles Lucien Bonaparte
French

Lazzaro SpallanzaniLazzaro Spallanzani
Italian
PZ MyersPZ Myers
American

Tim FlanneryTim Flannery
Australian

Conrad GessnerConrad Gessner
Swiss
August WeismannAugust Weismann
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Karl Patterson SchmidtKarl Patterson Schmidt
American
Friedrich RatzelFriedrich Ratzel
German

John Lubbock, 1st Baron AveburyJohn Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
British

Peter Simon PallasPeter Simon Pallas
German
Johan Christian FabriciusJohan Christian Fabricius
German, Danish
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Roger Tory PetersonRoger Tory Peterson
American
G. Evelyn HutchinsonG. Evelyn Hutchinson
British

Lancelot HogbenLancelot Hogben
British

Charles Sutherland EltonCharles Sutherland Elton
British

Coenraad Jacob TemminckCoenraad Jacob Temminck
Dutch
Paul BertPaul Bert
French

Clinton Hart MerriamClinton Hart Merriam
American

Reginald Innes PocockReginald Innes Pocock
British

Christian Gottfried EhrenbergChristian Gottfried Ehrenberg
German

Thomas NuttallThomas Nuttall
British
Spencer Fullerton BairdSpencer Fullerton Baird
American

Paul KammererPaul Kammerer
Austrian
James Dwight DanaJames Dwight Dana
American

Thomas PennantThomas Pennant
Welsh

Edmund Beecher WilsonEdmund Beecher Wilson
American
Thomas SayThomas Say
American

Willi HennigWilli Hennig
German
Willy BurgdorferWilly Burgdorfer
Swiss, American

Carolus LinnaeusCarolus Linnaeus
Swedish

Libbie HymanLibbie Hyman
American

C. Lloyd MorganC. Lloyd Morgan
British

Alexandre BrongniartAlexandre Brongniart
French
David LackDavid Lack
British

Karl ShukerKarl Shuker
British

E. B. FordE. B. Ford
British

Gavin de BeerGavin de Beer
British
Oscar HertwigOscar Hertwig
German
Florentino AmeghinoFlorentino Ameghino
Argentinian

Ross Granville HarrisonRoss Granville Harrison
American

Elliott CouesElliott Coues
American

Alfred NewtonAlfred Newton
Swiss
Wilhelm RouxWilhelm Roux
German

John BachmanJohn Bachman
American
Isidore Geoffroy Saint-HilaireIsidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
French

Max SchultzeMax Schultze
German

Agostino BassiAgostino Bassi
Italian
William Henry FlowerWilliam Henry Flower
British

Warder Clyde AlleeWarder Clyde Allee
American
Theophilus PainterTheophilus Painter
American

Tso-hsin ChengTso-hsin Cheng
Chinese

Karl MöbiusKarl Möbius
German
Louis-Jean-Marie DaubentonLouis-Jean-Marie Daubenton
French

Victor Ernest ShelfordVictor Ernest Shelford
American
Abraham TrembleyAbraham Trembley
Swiss

Robert SibbaldRobert Sibbald
Scottish

Thomas Stewart TraillThomas Stewart Traill
Scottish

Fritz SchaudinnFritz Schaudinn
German, Prussian
Clarence Erwin McClungClarence Erwin McClung
American

Alpheus HyattAlpheus Hyatt
American

Karl Theodor Ernst von SieboldKarl Theodor Ernst von Siebold
German

John Henry ComstockJohn Henry Comstock
American

Pierre-Joseph van BenedenPierre-Joseph van Beneden
Belgian
James GrayJames Gray
British

Addison Emery VerrillAddison Emery Verrill
American
Frank Rattray LillieFrank Rattray Lillie
American

Yves DelageYves Delage
French

Herbert Spencer JenningsHerbert Spencer Jennings
American
Edwin ConklinEdwin Conklin
American

Cornelia ClappCornelia Clapp
American
Oliver Perry HayOliver Perry Hay
American

Rudolf LeuckartRudolf Leuckart
German
Beatrix Tugendhut GardnerBeatrix Tugendhut Gardner
Austrian, American

Victor HensenVictor Hensen
German

Richard HertwigRichard Hertwig
German
Peter MarlerPeter Marler
British, American

E. Newton HarveyE. Newton Harvey
American
Marston BatesMarston Bates
American