What is Zoology?

In its broadest sense, zoology is the study of animals and a zoologist is a scientist who studies animals and their environment or habitats. Animals, in this context, are any living organisms that are not plants, fungi, viruses or bacteria (the study of these organisms is the realm of the botanists and microbiologists). Animals include creatures like the marine sponges (which don’t look much like animals), jellyfish, worms, rock lobsters, snails, insects, fishes, frogs, birds and mammals.

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