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so completely lost right now :/
I am currently interested in zoology, ethology, marine zoology and animals in general. I am planning to study abroad.
However, as a career, I don't want to be stuck in a lab all day; I want to be on the field, observing and researching. I don't want to get a degree that is super focused on lab work. I understand lab work may sometimes be necessary, but I want to go into a field that studies it from a more macro level, like, for example, the interaction of squids in their habitat, NOT the components in a squid cell that make their camouflage possible.
Is what I'm looking for feasible?
What sort of Graduate degree should I search for? What country would be best to study this? What course will eventually allow me to work in a career like the one above specified?
I know it’s a weird question but hear me out. Dogs, cats, and other carnivores have wide mouths for killing and eating prey. Their mouths cannot create suction to suck up water, so they have to lap it up. So, my question, how can their babies create enough suction to nurse from their mothers?
I don't want to be stuck in an office or a lab. I hate math and physics. My passion lies in animal behavior, welfare and conservation/rewilding, so I'm put off by broad biology degrees that barely touch my interests.
Currently doing a course (with work experience) on animal care, but have been wanting to get a degree in somethig related to zoology, ecology, wildlife conservation etc.
What other jobs could I do with those qualifications and what are the chances of getting them? Other than zookeeping (which I am also open to!)
Edit: additional info - I'm based in Ireland but want to move elsewhere in the EU or Latin America. Most of the information I can find is centered around the US and Canada.
Hey there I'm a 6th form student. I was wondering if anyone can give me tips on becoming a zoologist in the uk such as pathways, work experience and such.
What a levels and unis are good.
Not Campbell's. It is an incredibly broad book which has the purpose of teaching virtually every biology subject for multiple semesters.
I'm looking something that's much more compact and focused. In math terms, I don't want a book that's 1500 pages that covers Calc, Calc 2, Set Theory, Number Theory, and Modern Algebra.
Instead, a nice, compact, but rigorous textbook like Spivak's Calc or Basic Mathematics by Serge Lang.
Basically, the zoology textbook would cover what's needed for the scope of the textbook. If the textbook is titled "Intro to Phylogeny" or "Intro to Zoology," the book would be 600-800 pages of an introduction into the biology necessary to understand the rest of the text. It would include nothing more or less.
Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask but I was wondering where do private individuals/collections get their animals? Is it from zoos? do they buy them from somewhere? Etc In the uk you can own big cats, elephants, bears etc so how do they get the animals once they get a license?
Why aren’t there salt water crocodiles in the ocean? Like when I’m walking savanna ga beaches, why am I not worried about crocodiles?
Can someone please tell me what species it is?
I believe it is Hemidactylus turcicus.
Area where it was found: southern Italy
I bought my wife and I two turtle tracking bracelets, and both are tracking the same turtle "Splash" Anyone else have this experience?
This summer I've had a chipmunk eating from the bird feeder on my back yard deck. Last year we had several, this year I've only seen one. I'm in the Kansas City area and they are fairly common.
One morning there was a dead chipmunk on the ground under the deck. I discarded the body over the back fence, and while I didn't do a thorough examination, I saw no blood or other sign of injury.
I thought it was curious, and wondered what would kill a chipmunk but not eat it. The next day, there was another chipmunk at the feeder so I wondered if it might have been a territorial fight between chipmunks.
I was wondering how intelligent rhinos are because people keep saying they are not very intelligent animals so I was wondering if there has been actual test done to observer their intelligence
Title kinda explains it, so do any of you know of animals that technically should be in a predator/ prey relationship w another animal in the same habitat as them?
One day I saw a post on fb. It said that Myanmar star tortoise is so cute and I really interest in it. i also found that they are now on the verge of extinction. And I don't know why I really want to know about them.So, can you guy tell me about Myanmar star tortoise??
Thank you for reading!!! Sry if I make grammar mistake in my speak. Because I'm not native speaker and eng is not my mother tongue
I am not able to find much research on this besides jaguars and a few tigers. I would think there would be more interactions between two animals. I want to know how big cats can kill crocodiles and how big they need to be to do so. How would prehistoric big cats like smiladon and American Lion fair against Crocs compared to modern cats?
Is there more than just eat, fight, protect, have baby? You hear everyone mention how playful and intelligent and unique other animals are, like orca, lions, wolves, with unique group interactions. Do cervids have that same sort of lifestyle? Or is my favorite animal just... an animal.
I have visited the London Zoo today and saw a cute sloth. It moved quicker than I thought. I heard they were slow because they ate some leaves in their native habitats. If they eat other leaves will they be quicker and smarter?
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A bit of a dense question, my apologies. I’m curious as to what the largest mammalian carnivore is that is not a cetacean and is not a member of the order Carnivora. If I had to guess, I’d say the Tasmanian devil or the giant anteater (if insectivores count as carnivores). Am I missing an obvious answer?
I am deciding on majoring in Zoology or Vet Tech. I absolutely love animals and the only thing I want for a career is it to be centered around animals, I don't care if they're large or small.
Is Zoology worth going to school for? Like is it plausible to make a career out of and is it likely that I am going to be able to survive off the money ?
Also what are the careers you can go into with a degree in Zoology??
Any advice would be great, thanks! :)
i heard a type of animal sterilizes other male animals so they cant breed but i cant remember what ones
Every time I’ve seen a dead shrew (I’ve never seen a live one), it was lying in a pretty conspicuous place, like an area with short grass or on a gravel walking trail. These were always in areas with plenty of surrounding tall grass or foliage that they could’ve hidden in. The bodies have always been intact, so it’s unlikely that another animal dragged it out of the grass to eat it. I know that some animals go off to die alone so their body won’t attract predators to their peers, but shrews are solitary.