What is Zoology?

In Zoology, animal variety, their interaction with each other and the environment, as well as their structure and function are studied. It is of utmost importance that we know the animals (and the plants) that share the planet with us as thoroughly as possible. Animals influence the life and wellbeing of humans in various ways.  We are dependent on animals as food source, as companions in the form of pets, as integral part of the ecosystem and also as a source of labour. We compete with various animals. This includes animals that threaten our food sources as well as those animals that parasitize on both humans and animals. Zoologists are needed in diverse fields including: biosystematics, zoological research, ecology, ecotoxicology, epidemiology, agriculture, nature conservation, natural history museums, environmental management, education, parasitology, pest management, taxidermy, fresh water and marine research and veterinary science.

Zoology consists of the following subjects:

  • Lower invertebrates
  • Higher invertebrates and chordates
  • Developmental Biology
  • Comparative Animal Physiology
  • Ecology
  • Parasitology
  • Ethology
  • Ecology: Tourism