Wildlife Biologists study animals and wildlife—where they come from, how they act, what makes them sick, and how they are born and live. Some experiment with live animals in controlled or natural surroundings, while others dissect dead animals to study their bodies. Most study just one type of animal - like wolves or fish.
• Study animals and take notes.
• Write reports.
• Give advice on how to manage the land and water areas where these animals live.
• Talk to people about these animals.
Where and When:
• Much time is spent outdoors, in the field, studying animals where they live.
• Wildlife Biologists do spend time in labs conducting experiments or in offices writing reports.
• They work normal business hours except when they might be studying an animal outdoors.
What or Who They Work With:
• Video and sound recorders
• Laboratory equipment
• Should know how to camp, hike, and canoe to get to study locations.
Education and Training:
• Bachelor's degree in a science area is needed.
• Master's degree in a science area is needed for more advanced research.
• Good writing skills are needed, as well as being able to lift, hike, and climb.
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