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List of Famous Zoologists

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List of famous zoologists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top zoologists in the world? This includes the most prominent zoologists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable zoologists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic zoologists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned zoologists.

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From reputable, prominent, and well known zoologists to the lesser known zoologists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the zoologist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous zoologists ever?" and "What are the names of famous zoologists?" then you're in the right place. (81 items)
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    Stephen Robert "Steve" Irwin, nicknamed "The Crocodile Hunter", was an Australian wildlife expert, television personality, and conservationist. Irwin achieved worldwide fame from the television series The Crocodile Hunter, an internationally broadcast wildlife documentary series which he co-hosted with ...more

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    • Age: Died at 44 (1962-2006)
    • Birthplace: Essendon, Australia
    • Profession: Conservationist, Actor, Zoologist, Voice acting, Naturalist, + more
    • Credits: The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course, The Crocodile Hunter Diaries, Ocean's Deadliest, The Crocodile Hunter
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    Dian Fossey was an American zoologist, primatologist, and anthropologist who undertook an extensive study of gorilla groups over a period of 18 years. She studied them daily in the mountain forests of Rwanda, initially encouraged to work there by anthropologist Louis Leakey. Her 1983 book, Gorillas in ...more

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    • Age: Died at 53 (1932-1985)
    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
    • Profession: Anthropologist, Researcher, Scientist, Zoologist
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    Charles Darwin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Zoologists
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    Charles Robert Darwin, FRS was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace introduced his scientific theory that ...more

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    • Age: Died at 73 (1809-1882)
    • Birthplace: The Mount, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Biologist, Scientist, Naturalist, Geologist, Writer
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    Jack Hanna is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Zoologists
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    John Bushnell "Jack" Hanna is an American zookeeper who is the Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. He was Director of the zoo from 1978 to 1993, and is viewed as largely responsible for elevating its quality and reputation. His media appearances, particularly with Johnny Carson and David ...more

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    • Age: 68
    • Birthplace: Tennessee, USA, Knoxville
    • Profession: Television producer, Presenter, Zookeeper
    • Credits: Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures, Jack Hanna's Into the Wild
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    Gregor Mendel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Zoologists
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    Gregor Johann Mendel was a German-speaking Moravian scientist and Augustinian friar who gained posthumous fame as the founder of the modern science of genetics. Though farmers had known for centuries that crossbreeding of animals and plants could favor certain desirable traits, Mendel's pea plant ...more

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    • Age: Died at 62 (1822-1884)
    • Birthplace: Hynčice, Czech Republic
    • Profession: Scientist, Monk, Botanist
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    Rachel Carson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Zoologists
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    Rachel Louise Carson was an American marine biologist and conservationist whose book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement. Carson began her career as an aquatic biologist in the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries, and became a full-time nature writer in ...more

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    • Age: Died at 57 (1907-1964)
    • Birthplace: Springdale, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Marine biologist, Biologist, Conservationist, Author, Essayist, + more
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    James D. Watson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Zoologists
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    James Dewey Watson is an American molecular biologist, geneticist and zoologist, best known as one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA in 1953 with Francis Crick. Watson, Crick, and Maurice Wilkins were awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for their discoveries concerning ...more

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    • Age: 87
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Geneticist, Biologist, Physicist, Molecular Biologist, Professor, + more
    • Credits: The Race for the Double Helix
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    Peter Kropotkin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Zoologists
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    Prince Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin was a Russian geographer, economist, activist, philologist, zoologist, evolutionary theorist, philosopher, writer and prominent anarchist. Kropotkin advocated a communist society free from central government and based on voluntary associations between workers. He wrote ...more

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    • Age: Died at 79 (1842-1921)
    • Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
    • Profession: Scientist, Author, Zoologist, Geographer, Writer, + more
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