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What's the best experience a future zoologist/wildlife biologist can get?

I'm getting a degree in #biology with a focus on #zoology #wildlife

Thank you comment icon As a professional with more than 15 years experience in zoological attractions and as an adjunct collegiate instructor, I highly recommend utilizing internships to gain experience. Many times these will help focus your pursuits, through either positive or negative experience, saving you time and effort once you enter the career arena. Zoology is an immensely broad and diverse field, and as such identifying your impactful and fulfilling path forward can be a daunting task. Internships can help winnow the choices to a more manageable and less overwhelming set of options. Stuart Clausen
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Stephen’s Answer

Zoologists require a broad understanding of animal physiology, ecology, and ethology. Because various animals have incredibly unique niches, a successful zoologist must employ a mastery of a wide set of ecological knowledge. Although many may believe that zoology mainly depends on the understanding of animals themselves, it is vital to comprehend the incredible ecological systems of both abiotic and biotic features of nearly all habitats on earth. This is because zoology is much more than just understanding what an animal needs, it is about understanding what an environment needs, and how to accurately replicate the complex symbiotic relationships present in nature.

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In a predominantly urban society, I believe that any zoologist must have the goal of bringing nature to people. As controversial as this may be, it is vital to show people the wonders that is planet earth, so as they may realize what we must be working to protect in the coming years of climate change and environmental destruction.
Thank you comment icon Hi Stephen, it sounds like you are recommending that students expand their knowledge to go beyond just the needs of animals. However, your next step isn't really a next step. How would this help the student in their journey to be a zoologist? Gurpreet Lally, Admin
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Nana’s Answer

To know more about animals in the forest

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Jake’s Answer

The best experience comes from hand on experiences, where participants engage in animal handling, cleanup, preservation, and skill based techniques in safe guarding wild animals.

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Alexus’s Answer

Getting the experience wanted working with wildlife. Being introduced to things you never imagined , learning about a body other than humans.
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Cynthia’s Answer

Expand your skill set through technician jobs, internships, externships, workshops, courses, and volunteering in the area that interests you. Some skills that are useful to wildlife biologists include using a handheld GPS, QGIS or ArcGIS, occupancy modeling, using a map and compass, driving an ATV, being able to hike for long distances, wildlife capture and immobilization, plant identification, vegetative surveys, and radio telemetry. Take a look at these sites for a list of jobs and other opportunities:
https://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/job-board/
https://www.aza.org/jobs
https://wildlife.org/
https://www.centerforwildlifestudies.org/courses
https://www.conservationjobboard.com/category/wildlife-jobs
https://www.thesca.org/serve

If you want to do research I highly recommend learning R. It is a free software that scientists and others use for statistical analysis, visualizing data, and cleaning and organizing data, among other things. It has a steep learning curve, but if you keep coding, you will get the hang of it. Personally, I like to use R Studio when using R because it is more user friendly to me. Here are the links to download R and R Studio.
https://www.r-project.org/
https://rstudio.com/
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s.p’s Answer

to understand the nature and to improve our nature this will be experience for future zoologist

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Dr. SIPAHI LAL’s Answer

UNDERSTANDING THE MISTRY OF LIEF FOLLOWED BY PROTECTION

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Micquis’s Answer

The best experience a zoologist can have is the experience of dealing with wild animals. All animals are special and as a zoologist you get to really study and and understand them. A zoologist best experience is going out to work each day and coming in contact with different species, being able to nurses them back to health and set them free. Or just to observe and watch them.
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