I have always been interested in animals. My whole life I wished to be a zookeeper, but now that I have researched more I decided that I want to be a Zoologist. I would like this to be my career because I love animals, and it would be fun and interesting to work with something you love so much. A zoologist is a person who studies the behavior of an animal in their nature. Zoologist’s duties include having to dissect animals, researching about the animal you are studying, create presentations and displays for visitors on field trips or exhibit animals you have raised, help be a zookeeper, prepare food to feed the animals, and you also have to monitor their health.
They get to travel to research animals that are not in the area. Becoming a zoologist requires working with animals, doing research, and traveling. A zoologist is likely to either study animals in a controlled or natural environment, or dissect dead animals for studying (“Zoologists”...Campus para.8). Conducting experiments indoors or outside and on animals are all part of the job (“Zoologists”...Campus para.6). They need to observe and study the characteristics and behaviors of animals and wildlife (“Zoologists”...U.S. para.2).
Zoologists and wildlife biologists do is they examine animals and different wildlife with the way they communicate with other parts of their ecosystem (“Zoologists” para. 1). Some reasons why they do all of those experiments is to further their knowledge, and to also help protect the animals (“Zoologists” para. 12). They also watch the animals so they don’t burst out with diseases (“Zoologist/Wildlife” para.
These animals are raised or rehabilitated in exhibits. not unlike their real homes, and then released into their natural habitat when they are ready to move on. There are many situations in which animals need help and a zoo is able to provide them with it. A few situations would include the head-start program which gives the animal a greater survival chance than those born in the natural habitat by giving vaccines and proper diagnosis and care; zoos take care of animals who have been seriously ill or injured in a hunting incident or just an accident in general. According to the AZA, “The last 18 black-footed ferrets were placed in the care of AZA-accredited institutions.
Zoos also allow children to see and learn about animals that are exotic and without the chance to see them at the zoo they would never see in the wild. Zoos are protecting animals in many ways. Most big zoos have a full-time staff of animal health professionals, including veterinarians and animal health technicians. These people examine the animals and treat any health problems that arise. Some small zoos use local veterinarians to help with animal health problems.
Also, the entry fees to get into the zoo go towards more research so the zoo is even better for the animals living there (entry). “Some animals are much more difficult to keep… but we are all about making sure we have a secure future for species and their habitats. Sometimes captivity is the only alternative to losing a species altogether.” (West, Chair of Zoology at the University of Adelaide). In a journal named Visitor Studies in 2008, it says “zoo experiences… promote an increased implicit connectedness
Children need to see to believe and without that aspect the education towards animals would suffer tremendously. A total of 175 million people have been educated because of zoos. They are educated about wild animals, their related conservation issues, their habitats, and the ways in which they can contribute to their preservation of these animals.
In addition to understanding animal breeding through research, zoo officials are able to learn how to prevent and cure a variety of animal diseases. Education is another positive resource that zoos have to offer. There is always the option to learn about wild animals through animal documentaries, however many people enjoy a prominent up-close personal
Animals call Earth home, just like we do, but there are so many creatures that die because of us. When we take these animals from their homes we need to give them a good place to live at. Many of the animals we capture, are put into zoos. I know that zoos many be fun and exciting but we need to look closer as to how the animals are being treated. Today, many creatures living in zoos are not getting the things they need to live well.
Zoologists should have a passion for animals, the ability to go to school for awhile, and the determination to be a zoologist. A zoologist does research on animals; they do it in many places, including the field, a lab, or some other controlled environment (“Zoologist and” para. 17). They study animals by studying things like their physical features, behaviors, and our impacts on them (“Zoologists” para. 3).