Ever since I was in middle and high school I have always had in mind that I would study to become a Veterinarian; helping and healing dogs and cats. However that was a past dream of mine; I changed that dream to become a Zoologist. I want to become a Zoologist because I enjoy learning about wild life animals; finding them more interesting compared to the original pets at home. The thing I love the most about these two careers is that they both help animals, domestic and undomesticated. To become a Zoologist I need to fully understand what Zoology is, how I would get my career started also making sure there will be no bumps on the road, and finally being successful.
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.
Many zoos today say their main purpose is breeding endangered species in captivity and reintroducing them into the wild (Masci, D., 2000, April 28). Zoos have many benefits, not just for the animals themselves, but also the humans who can enjoy them. People, as a whole, are becoming increasingly distant from nature as we move to bigger cities and away from the wildlife. For many, real experiences with wild animals can only be found in zoos (Masci, D., 2000, April 28). With education comes recognition and worry.
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.
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).
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
Certain zoos also promote the conservation of endangered species. To people of all ages, zoos are just plain fun. This essay will support the operation of zoos based on their entertainment and educational value, and their ability to save some species from extinction. Most zoos, depending on the location, house animals from all over the world. Each zoo needs to be in a place where local animals, as well as exotic, can survive and live comfortably.
Sometimes opinions are made before all the facts are shown. People need to step back and look into all that zoos do for the animals then consider how they feel. There is so many positive aspects that they have to offer. Zoos are a great experience and a teaching tool that the world would be missing without them.
Education is the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction. Zoos give instruction by teaching about animals and how to care for them as well. Zoos educate the public by showing them the different animals, how they act, how dangerous they are, and how to treat them according to the article “Education – Association of Zoos and Aquariums.” Zoos are an important part of education because without a public zoo some might not know how dangerous some animals are and get killed by them or even unknowingly kill an endangered species. Also without zoos the education on animals study would lack curiosity because of a poor presentation of examples. Children need to see to believe and without that aspect the education towards animals would suffer tremendously.
A zoologist has an extremely long list of duties, fieldwork, and studies they must finish during their career (“Occupation Profile: Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists”). Although they must study all biological organisms that they may encounter, a zoologist has the option of branching off into a specified field they would want to study further or even specialize in (“Zoology”). For example, a mammalogist is a zoologist who is specialized in the study of mammals, and a ichthyologist is one who specializes in the study of fish (Storer and Usinger). One of the branches that have become popular is ornithology, the study of birds (Perrins and Harrison). A zoologist must also study the life histories, family trees, genetics, diseases, development, and migra... ... middle of paper ... ...rtment of Labor.