Zoology, the branch of science, dealing with the study of animals, has been an enormous stream since ages. Zoology has been a vast area of study since ancient times. Though it has always been an important subject, the increase in scientific disciplines began in the 18th and 19th century. It enriches us with the knowledge of Animals, their habitat and adaptations, distribution all over the world, their behavior, their morphology and anatomy, and a lot more.
Areas of Zoology
There is a lot to learn in the field of Zoology. There are a number of areas one can look into. Yet some of the areas which are most commonly known to all are –
- Archaeozoology (Study of dead animals)
- Embryology (Study of embryo and fetus)
- Entomology (Study of insects)
- Ethology (Study of animal behavior)
- Herpetology (Study of reptiles)
- Histology (Study of cells and tissues)
- Morphology (Study of the structure of organisms)
- Ornithology (Study of birds)
- Palaeozoology (Study of fossil animals)
- Pathology (Study of body fluids)
- Taxonomy (Study of classification of animals)
- Zoography (Study of animals and their habitats)
Scope of Zoology
Zoology offers immense scope to candidates. They can opt for working as a Pharmacist, Wildlife Educator, Lab technicians, Forensic experts, Archeologist and much more. Candidates can also work as a Zoology faculty in educational institutions.
There is still a lot more to be known, there are thousands of species of animals and there are some which have not yet been named and classified. There is always scope for candidates with a scientific aptitude to go for research and discover the ones yet to be known.