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Zoologists are biologists who are interested in the study of animals; they collect information on species specific characteristics, environments, living patterns and reproductive habits. This information is used to create management and care strategies, increase scientific knowledge and contribute towards conservation, agriculture and medicine.

Zoologists conduct research studies, are employed in zoos and wildlife parks and teach at educational facilities. They also work for conservation groups and provide advice and information to government agencies which are responsible for native animal management. Zoologists often gain an undergraduate science/biology degree before undertaking further postgraduate studies in an area of specialisation e.g. birds or reptiles.