Famous Zoologists - List of Famous Zoologists

Zoologists study the structure, physiology, development and classification of animals. They also study the habitats and ecology of animals. Zoology as a branch of life sciences involves work with animals, either in natural surroundings or in captivity. Because of the vastness of the animal kingdom, some zoologists specialize in one of the various branches that fall under this category. They may also choose to focus on whole organisms or parts of an organism. Zoologists conduct analytical and experimental research. They work in the field observing animals and their habitats and collect samples for analysis. They may have to work long irregular hours in remote areas and harsh climatic conditions. The samples collected by field work are examined in laboratories using specialized techniques. High technology software and computer simulations and models are used to analyze the laboratory results. Zoologists help in improving livestock, and facilitate development of new drugs for veterinary usage. Their work is invaluable in the field of animal welfare and conservation of endangered species and habitats. They are employed by the government to aid in developing policies and laws related to animals, both wild and domestic. They also serve in teaching positions in universities and undertake research. Read on to learn about the life and works of various famous zoologists from all over the world.

The Most Famous Zoologists

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Charles DarwinFebruary 12, 1809BritishCharles Darwin was one of the most influential figures in human history
Dian FosseyJanuary 16, 1932AmericanDian Fossey was an American zoologist and conservationist
Konrad LorenzNovember 7, 1903AustrianKonrad Lorenz was a Nobel Prize winning scientist from Austria who developed the branch of ethology
Karl von FrischNovember 20, 1886AustrianKarl von Frisch was an Austrian ethologist who received a share of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1973
Peter MedawarFebruary 28, 1915BritishSir Peter Brian Medwar was a Brazilian born British zoologist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1960
Thomas Hunt MorganSeptember 25, 1866AmericanThomas Hunt Morgan was a Nobel Prize winning American evolutionary biologist, geneticist and embryologist
Louis AgassizMay 28, 1807AmericanLouis Agassiz was a Swiss biologist who studied natural history and founded the ‘Museum of Comparative Zoology’ in Harvard University
Karl von Frisch

Karl von Frisch

Karl von Frisch was an Austrian ethologist who received a share of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1973

AustrianNovember 20, 1886222 views

Peter Medawar

Sir Peter Brian Medwar was a Brazilian born British zoologist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1960

BritishFebruary 28, 1915161 views

Thomas Hunt Morgan

Thomas Hunt Morgan was a Nobel Prize winning American evolutionary biologist, geneticist and embryologist

AmericanSeptember 25, 1866130 views

Louis Agassiz

Louis Agassiz was a Swiss biologist who studied natural history and founded the ‘Museum of Comparative Zoology’ in Harvard University

AmericanMay 28, 1807106 views

Konrad Lorenz

Konrad Lorenz was a Nobel Prize winning scientist from Austria who developed the branch of ethology

Dian Fossey

Dian Fossey was an American zoologist and conservationist

AmericanJanuary 16, 1932244 views

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin was one of the most influential figures in human history

BritishFebruary 12, 1809426 views