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What kind of aptitude is required if someone were to choose Zoology as major?

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RE: What kind of aptitude is required if someone were to choose Zoology as major?

Vivek Kumar
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The zoologist study the animals and their behavior. If you have interest in science and specially in animal science or zoology and you wish to know about the animals, their nature, their habitat, their life cycle, their conservation their physiology, then the subject zoology is for you. The person or scientist who study the zoology, is known as zoologist.

To become a zoologist, you will need to be able to carry out the detailed work in an accurate and organized way. You will need patience and the ability to concentrate for long periods. Besides all these things, you will be needing strong communication skills and IT skills.


The aptitude required for a zoologist, that one should have the passion, interest and dedication towards the subject. Other things which are required in a zoologist are as;

One should have interest to study the behavior, physiology, classification and distribution of animals, whether they are living, endangered or extinct.

The person should have a feeling of love and care towards the animals and those who work in fields should be physically fit and healthy.

Observing the animals in their natural habitat can a be very time consuming process, therefore person should have patience and willing to spend time in a variety of locations, such as high mountains, cold and hot Desert and may be forest.

The person should have interest in conservation, protecting endangered animals in their habitats.

Zoologists who find job in zoo, forest, museums, forest should have aptitude for living and preserved animal caring.

Besides these aptitude, the zoologist should have interest in laboratory work also. The preparation of slides, observing very small animals under microscopes, articles and report writing, interaction with students (school and colleges), making presentations, identifying and classifying the animals.

You may have to spend time in night also, if you are going to study the nocturnal animals.

Finally, one should have the problem solving skills, practical skills, the ability to work in a team or multidisciplinary team.

Hope I have answered your query.

With all my best wishes

Good Luck..

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