Zoology

Zoology is the study of all of the many forms of animal life. These forms range from microscopic planktonic species to the largest fauna that inhabit the seas and land. As a division of biology, the field of zoology involves the entirety of animal taxonomy or the familial tree of all fauna.

The discipline of zoological study encompasses animal locomotion, feeding behavior, social behavior, reproductive behavior, and all other animal species characteristics as well as morphology.

The term zoology derives from the Greek words zōon (or animal) and logos (or knowledge).

The image featured to the right hints at the wide diversity of animal life subject to the purview of zoology (Source: Wikimedia Commons).

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