What is zoology?
Zoology, a branch of biology, is the study of animals. It includes animal behavior, diet and predators, animal features, classification of animals, animal structure, their ways of survival, etc.
Animals are multicellular organisms(they are made up of multiple cells) that are capable of moving on their own. Animals are heterotrophs, which means that they obtain energy and nutrients by feeding on other organisms(usually plants or other animals)
Animals are an extremely diverse group of organisms, with over ten million species known to humans. The animal kingdom ranges from insects that can fit between your nails to mammals that are over fifty times larger than a human being. The characteristics of different species of animal may be so different that it can be impossible to think that two species have anything in common.
Classification of Animals
Animals are classified into different groups. The animal kingdom is split into phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species. Vertebrates are classified into a phylum called chordates, while invertebrates are classified into eight different phylum. Each phylum consists of classes, which consists of orders, which consist of families, and it goes on.
Why is Zoology Important?
Due to human activity, many species of animal have already gone extinct. By being knowledgeable in zoology, we can prevent more animal species from going extinct and save endangered species around the world.