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Jack Vincent

Jack Vincent About British ornithologist and author whose published works include Check List of the Birds of South Africa and The Red Book: Wildlife in Danger. Other Informations He worked in the 1920s as a collector of bird-related artifacts for London’s world-famous British Museum. He earned the World Wildlife Fund’s Gold Medal for his conservation …

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Heiko Bleher

Heiko Bleher About Famous for his Guinness World Record-setting discovery of the world’s largest freshwater fish, Bleher carried out freshwater and brackish water research in hundreds of countries and established a scientific publication titled Aqua: International Journal of Ichthyology. Other Informations He spent his childhood accompanying his mother on aquatic research missions to locales such …

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William Beebe

William Beebe About New York Zoological Society scientist, explorer, and writer. A biologist and entomologist who observed animal behavior in Bermuda and Trinidad, he was also a conservationist and a founder of the study of ecology. Other Informations He worked in the ornithology department of the Bronx Zoo. Writing for popular magazines, he recounted his …

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Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall About Iconic British primatologist, ethnologist, and anthropologist who lived with and studied the chimpanzees of East Africa. She is a UN Messenger of Peace and she has worked with Nonhuman Rights Project. Other Informations She was given a lifelike chimpanzee toy by her father when she was a child, which sparked her interest …

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Libbie Henrietta Hyman

Libbie Henrietta Hyman About Zoologist who published widely-used texts about vertebrate and invertebrate animals. She also served as the editor of the journal Systematic Zoology from 1959 to 1963. Other Informations She took an interest in botany in her childhood, learning to identify them with a textbook, but turned to zoology at the University of …

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Giovanni Battista Grassi

Giovanni Battista Grassi About Remembered best for his work in the parasitology sub-field of malariology (the study of malaria), this Italian zoologist and doctor also studied the behavior, development, and life cycles of termites, eels, and honey bees. He was the 1896 recipient of the Darwin Medal. Other Informations After earning a medical degree from …

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Georges Cuvier

Georges Cuvier About French naturalist and zoologist known for establishing the taxonomy practice of grouping classes into phyla and certified extinction of species as a fact. Other Informations He joined the Academy of Science at the Institut de France and established the fact that African and Indian elephants are different species. He was also an …

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Frank Chapman

Frank Chapman About American ornithologist who is thought of as one of the originators of the modern field guide for identifying wildlife. He authored books such as Bird Studies With a Camera as well as articles in publications like National Geographic Magazine. Other Informations He was born in West Englewood and worked as an assistant …

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Eugenie Clark

Eugenie Clark About American ichthyologist who was an expert in the branch of zoology devoted to the study of fishes. She is notable for her research on poisonous fish and sharks and is sometimes referred to as “The Shark Lady.” Other Informations In 1942 she attained a Bachelor’s degree in zoology from Hunter College. In …

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Dian Fossey

Dian Fossey About American zoologist who studied gorilla groups in Rwanda and was an advocate against poaching. Her 1983 book, Gorillas in the Mist shed light on the mountain gorillas at Karisoke Research Center.  Other Informations She received a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from San Jose State College.  Her murder in 1985 is still …

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David Suzuki

David Suzuki About Zoologist and environmental activists who hosted the Canadian series The Nature of Things. He earned the Order of Canada award in 1976 and 2006 and he has been a long time advocate for legislation that might counteract climate change. Other Informations He and his family suffered were interned in British Columbia from …

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Austin Hobart Clark

Austin Hobart Clark About Massachusetts-born Zoologist remembered for his theory of zoogenesis, which he outlined in a 1930 scientific work entitled The New Evolution: Zoogenesis. Other Informations After graduating from Harvard University, he began a decades-long career with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History. He was responsible for identifying and scientifically classifying such …