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Lab Partner Selection. Please select a lab partner for Q1 (you will have a new partner for each quarter) Select where you would like to sit Sign the seating chart in the correct spot Seating chart will be used for attendance

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lab partner selection
Lab Partner Selection
  • Please select a lab partner for Q1
    • (you will have a new partner for each quarter)
  • Select where you would like to sit
  • Sign the seating chart in the correct spot
  • Seating chart will be used for attendance
  • I reserve the right to change partners and seats if I deem necessary
  • Why do we study animals?
  • What are some Pros & Cons of animal research?
  • With your partner discuss and answer the above questions, write your answers on a piece of paper
what is zoology
What is Zoology
  • Zoology – the study of animals.
  • Kingdom Animalia– animals are multicellular, eukaryotic, lack cell walls and are heterotrophs.
zoology disciplines
Zoology Disciplines
  • Comparative Anatomy – the study of structures and functions of various animal groups.
  • Taxonomy – the science of finding, describing, and classifying animals.
  • Entomology – the study of insects.
  • Ichthyology – the study of fish
  • Herpetology – the study of reptiles and amphibians.
  • Ethology– the study of animal behavior.
  • Malacology – the study of molluscs.
  • Myrmecology – the study of ants.
  • Helminthology – the study of worms
  • Ornithology – the study of birds
why is zoology so broad of a science
Why is zoology so broad of a science?
  • There are 1.5 million+ animals (estimates as high as 3 million undescribed).
  • Classified into 35 current Phylums
  • Phylum Arthropoda = 1.2 million+ named species.
  • Mammals represent only about 5, 000 named species!
what does a zoologist do
What does a zoologist do?

Marine Biologist

Biochemist/Lab Technician

Wildlife Researcher

Reproductive Biologist

Animal Rehabilitation

Fisheries Biologist

anything else
Anything else?

Animal Trainer




could i work in a zoo
Could I work in a zoo?
  • Research the Internet, explore opportunities, talk with academic advisors (counselors, teachers, colleges).
  • Volunteer at zoos as docents, job shadowship programs, internships.

St. Louis Zoo

  • St. Louis Zoo – So You Want to Be a Zookeeper?
  • Youth Volunteers and College Internships at Henry Doorly Zoo – Omaha, NE
other zoo related resources
Other Zoo-Related Resources
  • The Association of Zoos and Aquariums,
  • The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums,
  • The American Association of Zoo Veterinarians,
  • Association of Zoological Horticulture,
  • Environmental Career Jobs,
  • The Oceanography Society,
what kind of education do i need
What kind of education do I need?
  • 2- year programs in Veterinary Tech. Program (Maple Woods)
  • 4-year program, earning a B.S. or B.A. in Biology with an emphasis in specific discipline (anatomy, organismal biology, marine biology, zoology, etc.)
  • 4-year program, earning a B.S. in Animal Sciences (animal management, equine or dairy science, animal reproduction, etc.)
  • 4-year program, earning a B.S. in Wildlife Biology (conservation, ecology, and management)
  • Some schools offer B.S. in Zoology (O.U., O. S.U.,N.W.M.S.), while others only offer a concentration in the zoology area (MSU )
  • Masters or Ph.D are usually required for management or professional research positions in zoology.
other zoology career resources
Other Zoology Career Resources
  • – general information about education, salary, etc. in zoology.
  • – a tentative list of some schools and their degree programs.

Career planning for Zoological Parks

Zoology Careers, O. U.

Raptor Rehabilitation Project, College of Veterinary Science, University of Missouri-Columbia

Natural History Museums and Collections Database

zoology career presentation
Zoology Career Presentation
  • You will be researching one career possibility you find interesting and doing a short presentation to the class. (3-5 min)
  • Presentations can be in poster, PowerPoint or video format
  • One career per lab team
  • Sign up sheet will be available upon approval (first come first serve – Topic Due by Friday)