The study of animals is known as zoology. Zoology covers a wide variety of more specific disciplines, all of which are based on the scientific method. Zoology helps people understand not only animals, but ecosystems, evo... More »

Charles Darwin closely studied 13 species of finches, which were endemic to the Galapagos Islands. These birds formed the rudiments of Darwin's famous "Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection." More »

Animal Behavior is a branch of psychology that studies animals of all kinds. Animal behaviorists include ethologists and comparative psychologists. Ethologists begin their careers by studying animal sciences such as zool... More »

Aristotle is called the father of zoology. He pioneered the observational and theoretical study of animals. Zoology has grown to include the study of animals' anatomy, physiology, genetics, embryology and ecology. More »

One interesting fact about zoology is that a zoologist can travel to remote locations to do field work. They may travel to deserts, remote mountainous locations or spend months at sea aboard a research ship. More »

The people who study birds are called ornithologists, and the study of birds is ornithology. Ornithology is a zoological branch dedicated to learning about birds in ways that surpass simple identification and classificat... More »

A 2008 study shows that sloths in the wild sleep for about nine hours, while sloths in captivity appear to sleep for 15 to 20 hours per day. The study monitored three-toed sloths, so the sleeping patterns of the larger t... More »