A zoologist is a scientist who studies animals and their behavior. They may work in a zoo, Wildlife Sanctuary, or on a research team. A zoologist’s job is to understand the animal’s habits and how they interact with their environment.

Zoologist Job Responsibilities

  • Study the behavior, ecology, and evolution of animals in the wild
  • Conduct field research to observe animal behavior in natural habitats
  • Collect data on animals using a variety of methods, including surveys, interviews, and direct observation
  • Analyze data to identify patterns and trends in animal behavior
  • Write scientific reports and papers to share findings with the scientific community
  • Work with conservation organizations to develop strategies for protecting endangered species


  • To learn about the behavior, ecology and conservation of animals
  • To develop a deep understanding of animal anatomy, physiology and genetics
  • To study how animals interact with their environment
  • To conduct research on animal populations and ecosystems
  • To develop new methods for studying animals
  • To teach others about the importance of conserving wildlife

Zoologist Job Skills & Qualifications Needed

  • A zoologist is a scientist who specializes in the study of animals. There are many different subfields within zoology, such as animal behavior, ecology, and physiology. To become a zoologist, one must first earn a bachelor's degree in biology or another related field. Many zoologists also have a master's degree or doctorate in their chosen specialty.