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Is zoology fun if you love animals?

I love animals and I’ve always only wanted to do something Involving animals and I just want to know if that would be a good fit for me knowing that I love animals #zoology

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Harvey’s Answer

Hi Wyatt,

You would most likely find Zoology very interesting if you love animals. This would make it easy for you to excel at it, it is always a good idea to choose something you are passionate about as a career if you can. Zoology will teach you a lot of theoretical knowledge with some practical work (e.g. anatomy) but is not very hands on in my experience.

Other careers that are more hands on and might be on interest to you are veterinarian, zookeeper, beekeeper, aquarium manager, SPCA or animal shelter rescue officer etc.
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Adrianna’s Answer

I absolutely Loved getting my degree in Zoology. Everyone told me that I should go into Veterinarian science since I loved being around animals so much, however after taking a vet science course in high school I found that I didn't enjoy learning about medication and disease.

I went into Zoology to do scientific research in and try and make a difference in the world of wildlife. During my education I found there are a number a lot of different paths you can take if you want to work with animals.
You can get a degree in Biology, Ecology, Wildlife Biology, Natural Resources, and more that I am sure I am missing.
Zoology does offer some amazing information, a lot of which is lab based such as animal physiology, evolution, and ecology. You do get to go on a few field trips and gain experience like that but a lot of the foundation is based in a lab. Which I was told is experience that is hard to gain in real life.

Some days I do find myself wishing I got a degree in Wildlife biology, as I think that the skills I would use more regularly are gained in that degree such as bird banding, radio telemetry, and especially experience with GIS, but every day I also remember how proud I am to have a degree in Zoology.

Getting a degree in Zoology doesn't mean I want to work at a zoo either, quite the opposite, I got it so that I could work with wildlife and be in nature. It works great if you want to work in animal keeping positions too, just not my cup of tea. I hope this helps!
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