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Animals, other wildlife, and their interactions with their environments are all topics of study for zoologists and wildlife biologists.


“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains un-awakened.”

Anatole France

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Who is a zoologist and wildlife biologist?

They specialize in how animals behave and how humans affect wildlife and its natural habitats. They also research how animals look and behave.

What are the different career/profession/job options available in zoology and wildlife biology?

  • Zookeeper

  • Veterinary technician

  • Environmental scientist

  • Technical writer

  • Marine biologist

  • Ecologist

  • Medical technologist

  • Conservation officer

What is the scope of zoology and wildlife biology in India?

There is a varied scope of zoology and wildlife biology in India, They can serve as veterinarians, forensic scientists, lab technicians, zoology academics, wildlife educators, conservationists, wildlife biologists, zoo curators, and animal behaviourists. Based on 17 incomes, the average total compensation for a zoologist in their early careers with 1-4 years of experience is ₹4,50,000.

Types of zoologist and wildlife biologist

  • Aquatic biologists

  • Botanists

  • Cetologists

  • Entomologists

  • Evolutionary biologists

  • Fish culturists

  • Fishery biologists

  • Herpetologists

How many years will be required to study zoology and wildlife biology as well as basic qualification requirements?

The foundational level of zoologist education required to start the industry is a bachelor's degree in wildlife conservation, which can be obtained in 4 years. A Master's degree will typically take an extra two years to complete and may need an additional thirty hours of practical, field-specific work.

What are the top universities in India for studying zoology and wildlife biology?

  1. Madras Christian College, Chennai

  2. Miranda House, University of Delhi

  3. Lovely Professional University, Punjab

  4. Jawaharlal Nehru University

  5. Ramjas College, University of Delhi

  6. Joseph's College, Kerala

What are the top universities abroad to study zoology and wildlife biology?

  1. The University of Queensland, Australia

  2. The University of Western Australia

  3. University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia

  4. Western Sydney University, Australia

  5. Ghent University, Belgium

  6. University of Helsinki, Finland

  7. LMU Munich, Germany

  8. Utrecht University, Netherlands

What are the entrance exams for zoology and wildlife biology?

There is no specific state entrance exam for this field however there are personalized entrance exams that vary from college to college.

What skills are required to be a zoologist and wildlife biologist?

  • Critical-thinking skills

  • Emotional stamina and stability

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Observation skills

  • Outdoor skills

  • Problem-solving skills

What are the pros and cons of working as a zoologist and wildlife biologist?


  • Working with animals is always fun and will never be monotonous

  • Various opportunities to travel and study different animals

  • Job Satisfaction


  • Extensive Schooling Required

  • Difficult Job Market


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