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Art Forms in Nature Calendars
Ernst Haeckel,
Art Forms in Nature


Zoology Coloring Book
Coloring Book

Fish & Wildlife : Principles of Zoology & Ecology
Fish & Wildlife : Principles of
Zoology & Ecology

Dictionary of Zoology

Invertebrate Zoology : A Functional Evolutionary Approach
Invertebrate Zoology:
A Functional Evolutionary Approach

Charles Darwin's Zoology Notes & Specimen Lists from H. M. S. Beagle
Charles Darwin's Zoology Notes & Specimen Lists
from H. M. S. Beagle

Reading the Shape of Nature : Comparative Zoology at the Agassiz Museum
Reading the
Shape of Nature : Comparative Zoology at the Agassiz Museum

Invertebrates Zoology – Lab Assistant
Invertebrates Zoology –
Lab Assistant

Teacher's Best - The Creative Process

Notable Zoologists Posters & Art Prints
teaching resources for the science classroom and home schoolers.

science posters > biology > zoology | ZOOLOGISTS < animals & pets

John James Audubon
Rachel Carson
Georges Cuvier
Charles Darwin
Jean Henri Fabre
Dian Fossey
Jane Goodall
Ernst Haeckel
Thor Heyerdahl
William Henry Hudson
Julian Huxley
Steve Irwin
William Forsell Kirby
Jean-Baptist Lamarck
Carl Linnaeus
Konrad Lorenz
Anna Maria Merian
Fridtjof Nansen
Roger Tory Peterson
Nikolaas Tinbergen
E. O. Wilson

Zoologists are the scientists who study animals and animal life.

The word zoology is from the Greek zoon = animal + logos = word.

Branches of zoology include:
Acarology (mites & ticks)
Anthrozoology (human-animal interaction)
Arachnology (spiders)
Cetology (whales, dolphins, and porpoise)
Entomology (insects)
Helminthology (worms)
Herpetology (snakes)
Ichthyology (fish)
Mammalogy (mammals)
Myrmecology (ants)
Nematology (nematodes)
Parasitology (parasites)
Ornithology (birds)

Portrait of John James Audubon, Giclee Print
John James Audubon,
Giclee Print

John James Audubon
b. 4-26-1785; Haiti
d. 1-27-1851; NY

Audubon was an ornithologist (a zoologist specializing in birds), hunter, and artist known today for his illustrations and descriptions of the birds of North America.

Audubon was an explorer and careful observer, noting “... the nature of the place — whether high or low, moist or dry, whether sloping north or south, or bearing tall trees or low shrubs — generally gives hint as to its inhabitants.”

Audubon's method for portraying birds in the motions of hunting and feeding involved using wires to prop the birds he first killed with fine shot.

Audubon's Birds of America

Rachel Carson, Women of Science Art Print
Rachel Carson, Women of Science
Art Print

Rachel Carson
b. 5-27-1907; Springdale, Pennsylvania
d. 4-14-1964; Silver Spring, Maryland

“I can remember no time when I wasn't interested in the out-of-doors and the whole world of nature.”

Rachael Carson wanted to be a writer, but a college course in biology inspired her to think about a career in science.

Carson was able to combine her two loves of science and writing, raising the warning flag about the danders of pesticides that she observed were killing fish, birds, and insects. Her first two books, “Under the Sea-Wind” and “The Sea Around Us,” describe the oceans and the life they contain, but it was "Silent Spring," published in 1962, that made her famous.

Portrait of the French Zoologist and Paleontologist, Georges Cuvier, Giclee Print
Georges Cuvier,
Giclee Print

Georges Cuvier
b. 8-23-1769; Montbéliard, France
d. 5-13-1832; France

Georges Cuvier was a zoologist and palenotologist. His early work demonstrated that extinction of species had occurred despite authorities claims that since God's creation was perfect so the fossils found in Europe, such as the wooly rhinoceros and mammoth, were remains of animals still living in the tropics, because God had no need to delete animals.

Cuvier print
Georges Cuvier, Fossil Bones, and Geological Catastrophes: New Translations and Interpretations of the Primary Texts

Charles Darwin, Heroes of Science & Technology Poster
Charles Darwin,
Heroes of Science
& Technology Poster

Charles Darwin
b. 2-12-1809; Mount House, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England
d. 4-19-1882; Down House, Downe, Kent, England

Charles Darwin's scientific observations and theory that all species of life evolved over time from a few common ancestors is the foundation of biology.

• more Heroes of Science & Technology posters

Jean Henri Fabre, French Entomologist, Photographic Print
Jean-Henri Fabre, French Entomologist, Photographic Print

Jean-Henri Fabre
b. 12-22-1823; Saint-Léons, Aveyron, France
d. 10-11-1915; Sérignan-du-Comtat

Jean Henri Fabre is considered to be the “father of modern entomology”, the study of insects.

Fabre's Book of Insects

Dian Fossey, Gorillas in the Mist
Dian Fossey,
Gorillas in the Mist

Dian Fossey
b. 1-16-1932; SF, CA
d. 12-26-1985; Rwanda

Zoologist Dian Fossey is remembered for her intensive and extensive study of gorillas in the mountain forests of Rwanda. Fossey defined gorillas as being “dignified, highly social, gentle giants, with individual personalities, and strong family relationships”, a photograph of her with “Peanut” was the first recorded peaceful contact between a human gorilla.

Fossey was murdered, probably by poachers who she regularly fought to keep gorilla parents from being killed as their infants were kidnapped for zoos.

She wrote of her experiences in “Gorillas in the Mist” which was later dramatized in a movie of the same name.

Women of Science Jane Goodall Poster
Jane Goodall
Women of Science

Jane Goodall
b. 4-3-1934; London, England

Jane Goodall is a zoologist, primatologist (primates), ethologist (animal behavior), and anthropologist (humans) best-known for her study of chimpanzee social and family life in Gombe Stream National Park.

Goodall, and her mother, suffered from malaria upon their arrival at Gombe.

Ernst Haeckel German Scientist at Age 75, Giclee Print
Ernst Haeckel German Scientist, Giclee Print

Ernst Haeckel
b. 2-16-1834; Potsdam (Prussia) Germany
d. 8-8-1919

Haeckel, an eminent German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor and artist, named thousands of new species and coined the biological terms phylum, phylogeny, and ecology. He was also a supporter of Charles Darwin.

Ernst Haeckel quotes ~
• “Nothing is constant but change! All existence is a perpetual flux of 'being and becoming!' That is the broad lesson of the evolution of the world.”
• “The cell never acts; it reacts.”
• “The nucleus has to take care of the inheritance of the heritable characters, while the surrounding cytoplasm is concerned with accommodation or adaptation to the environment.”
• “Phylogeny and ontogeny are, therefore, the two coordinated branches of morphology. Phylogeny is the developmental history [Entwickelungsgeschichte] of the abstract, genealogical individual; ontogeny, on the other hand, is the developmental history of the concrete, morphological individual.”
• “Ontogeny is a short and quick repetition, or recapitulation, of Phylogeny, determined by the laws of Inheritance and Adaptation.”
• “It is, however, a most astonishing but incontestable fact, that the history of the evolution of man as yet constitutes no part of general education. Indeed, our so-called “educated classes" are to this day in total ignorance of the most important circumstances and the most remarkable phenomena which Anthropogeny has brought to light.”
• “In the course of individual development, inherited characters appear, in general, earlier than adaptive ones, and the earlier a certain character appears in ontogeny, the further back must lie in time when it was acquired by its ancestors.”
• “There is no doubt that the course and character of the feared ‘European War’...will become the first world war in the full sense of the word.” ~ Haekel quoted in the Indianapolis Star, 9-20-1914 (it wasn't until 1920 the term First World War replaced “the Great War” in official usage.)

Colonial Jellyfish illustration, art print

Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian Explorer and Author, 1940s, Photographic Print
Thor Heyerdahl,
Photographic Print

Thor Heyerdahl
b. 10-6-1914; Larvik, Norway
d. 4-18-2002; Colla Micheri, Italy

Zoologist and geographer Thor Heyerdahl is best remembered for his 1947 Kon-Tiki expedition in which he sailed 4,300 miles across the Pacific Ocean by balsa wood and bamboo raft from Peru, South America to the Polynesian Tuamotu Islands.

Thor Heyerdahl quotes ~
• “For every minute, the future is becoming the past.”
• “I have never been able to grasp the meaning of time. I don't believe it exists. I've felt this again and again, when alone and out in nature. On such occasions, time does not exist. Nor does the future exist.” (compare this to Carl Jung's experience out on the Plains of Athi, Africa)
• “I also believe that when one dies, one may wake up to the reality that proves that time does not exist.”


Collected Poem, Ted Hughes
William Henry Hudson

William Henry Hudson
b. 8-4-1841; Quilmes, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
d. 8-18-1922, London

William Henry Hudson is best remembered as the author of the 1904 Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical Forest about a traveller to the Guyana jungle of southeastern Venezuela and his encounter with a forest dwelling girl named Rima.

Hudson was also a naturalist and ornithologist who as instrumental in the back-to-nature movement of the 1920s-30s.

William Henry Hudson quotes ~
• “We know that our senses are subject to decay, that from our middle years they are decaying all the time; but happily it is as if we didn't know and didn't care.”
• “You cannot fly like an eagle with the wings of a wren.”
• “I... thanked the Author of my being for the gift of that wild forest, those green mansions where I had found so great a happiness!”

Biologist Dr. Julian Huxley Standing Beside His Fireplace, Photographic Print
Biologist Dr. Julian Huxley Standing Beside His Fireplace,
Photographic Print

Julian Huxley
b. 6-22-1887; London, England
d. 2-14-1975

Julian Huxley, the grandson of biologist T. H. Huxley, was a founding member of the World Wildlife Fund, and secretary of the London Zoological Society, as well as the first Director of UNESCO.

Julian Huxley's brothers were author Aldous Huxley and Nobel laureate Sir Andrew Huxley.

FYI ~ Julian Huxley wrote the introduction to Pierre Teilhard de ChardinThe Phenomenon of Man”.

Julian Huxley quote ~
• “Operationally, God is beginning to resemble not a ruler but the last fading smile of a cosmic Cheshire cat.”

Steve Irwin, Photo
Steve Irwin,

Steve Irwin
b. 2-22-1962; Essendon, Victoria, Australia
d. 9-4-2006; Batt Reef, Queensland

Steve Irwin, nicknamed “The Crocodile Hunter”, was an Australian wildlife expert and television personality. Irwin promoted conservation and environmentalism by sharing his excitement about the natural world.

Steve and Me: Life with the Crocodile Hunter by Terri Irwin

Butterflies: M. Cynthia, M. Athalia, - William Forsell Kirby, Giclee Print
M. Cynthia, M. Athalia, -
William Forsell Kirby,
Giclee Print

William Forsell Kirby
b. 1-14-1844; Leicester, England
d. 11-20-1912

Willam Forsell Kirby was an entomologist whose primary interest was butterflies and moths.

He also was gifted with languages translating the Finnish epic Kalevala to English and footnoting Sir Richard Burton's translation of The Arabian Nights.

Portrait of Jean-Baptiste de Monet, Chevalier de Lamarck, 1802-03, Giclee Print
Jean-Baptiste de Monet, Chevalier de Lamarck, 1802-03,
Giclee Print

Jean-Baptiste Lamarck
b. 8-1-1744; Bazentin, Picardie, France
d. 12-28-1829; Paris

Lamarck was a naturalist who coined the term invertebrates, was one of the first to use the term biology, and was praised by Charles Darwin in the 3rd edition of The Origin of the Species.

Lamarck's Open Mind: The Lectures

Carolus Linnaeus in His Lapland Dress, Published 1805, Giclee Print
Carolus Linnaeus
in His Lapland Dress,
Published 1805,
Giclee Print

Carl Linnaeus
b. 5-13-1707; Råshult, Sweden
d. 1-10-1778; Uppsala

Carl Linnaeus, also known as Carolus Linnaeus (Latinized) and Carl von Linné (after ennoblement), was a botanist, physician and zoologist. He is recognized as the “Father of Modern Taxonomy”, and one of the fathers of modern ecology.

Linnaeus' contribution to science is the binary nomenclature, a formal system of naming species with a Latin name in two parts: first genus, then a specific description, ie. Rangifer tarandus for the reindeer.

Animal Kingdom poster

Konrad Zacharias Lorenz, Austrian Zoologist, Photographic Print
Konrad Lorenz, Photographic Print

Konrad Lorenz
b. 11-17-1903; Vienna, Austria-Hungary
d. 2-27-1989; Vienna

Ethologist Konrad Lorenz, in his studies of instinctive behavior, rediscovered the principle of imprinting in the behavior of birds.

FYI - Ethology is the scientific study of animal behavior, a sub-topic of zoology.

As a child Lorenz was influenced by Selma Lagerlof's The Wonderful Adventures of Nils Holgersson, a story that incorporated geese into a geopgraphy text, and he was a student of Julian Huxley (grandson of “Darwin's bulldog,” Thomas Henry Huxley).

Lorenz was awarded the 1973 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Karl von Frisch and Nikos Tinbergen “for their discoveries concerning organization and elicitation of individual and social behaviour patterns in animals”.

On Aggression by Konrad Lorenz
Civilized Man's Eight Deadly Sins by Konrad Lorenz

Anna Maria Sibylla Merian Swiss Painter Engraver and Naturalist, Giclee Print
Anna Maria Sibylla Merian Swiss Painter, Engraver, and Naturalist,
Giclee Print

Anna Maria Sibylla Merian
b. 4-2-1647; Frankfurt, Germany
d. 1-13-1717; Amsterdam

Anna Maria Sibylla Merian, from a family of artists, studied insects and plants in great detail and then illustrated them with paintings and engravings.

women artist posters

Fridtjof Nansen Norwegian Explorer and Scientist, Giclee Print
Fridtjof Nansen Norwegian Explorer and Scientist,
Giclee Print

Fridtjof Nansen
b. 10-10-1861; Store Frøen, Christiania (Oslo), Norway
d. 5-13-1930

Fridtjof Nansen was a polar explorer and zoologist whose invention, the ‘Nansen bottle’, is still used today to collect deep water samples.

Nansen was also a diplomat who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1922 for his work as a League of Nations High Commissioner. The UNHRC presents the “Nansen Refugee Award” yearly. (peace posters)

Farthest North: The Exploration of the Fram 1893-1896

Great Naturalist/Ornithologist Roger Tory Peterson Taking Notes as He Inspects a Young Osprey, Photographic Print
Roger Tory Peterson Inspects a Young Osprey,
Photographic Print

Alfred Eisenstaedt

Roger Tory Peterson
b. 8-28-1908; Jamestown, NY
d. 7-28-1996; Connecticut

Roger Tory Peterson, ornithologist and artist, is widely recognized as one of the major forces in bringing environmental concerns to the public in the 20th century.

Roger Tory Peterson quotes ~
• “Birds are indicators of the environment. If they are in trouble, we know we'll soon be in trouble.”
• “Not all is doom and gloom. We are beginning to understand the natural world and are gaining a reverence for life - all life.”
• “I consider myself to have been the bridge between the shotgun and the binoculars in bird watching. Before I came along, the primary way to observe birds was to shoot them and stuff them.
• “The philosophy that I have worked under most of my life is that the serious study of natural history is an activity which has far-reaching effects in every aspect of a person’s life. It ultimately makes people protective of the environment in a very committed way. It is my opinion that the study of natural history should be the primary avenue for creating environmentalists.

Nikolaas Tinbergen, British Zoologist Born in the Netherlands, Photographic Print
Nikolaas Tinbergen, Photographic Print

Nikolaas Tinbergen
b. 4-15-1907; The Hague, The Netherlands
d. 12-21-1988

Patterns of Behavior: Konrad Lorenz, Niko Tinbergen, and the Founding of Ethology

Nikolaas Tinbergen was a ethologist (a zoologist who studies animal behavior) and ornithologist who was awarded the 1973 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Karl von Frisch and Konrad Lorenz “for their discoveries concerning organization and elicitation of individual and social behaviour patterns in animals”.

Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge
Consilience: The
Unity of Knowledge

Edward O. Wilson
b. 6-10-1929; Birmingham, AL

Biologist, naturalist, conservationist, author and professor, E. O. Wilson, is a two time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. His specialty is myrmecology, the study of ants; he originally chose to study insects because he lost the sight in one eye as a child and observing at a distance was difficult, however a shortage of pins during WWII caused him to switch to ants that could be stored in a vial. Adaptation?

I AM A VET, poster

I AM A VET, Poster

I like animals and they like me! Dogs, cats, rabbits, horses ... you name it. Taking care of animals is important, and I want to learn everything I can about the different species. If I work hard and pursue my dream, someday people will trust me to help keep their pets healthy and happy. I have the power to be somebody!

Related careers: Veterinary Technician / Animal Caretaker / Pet Groomer / Animal Trainer

animal posters
Someday I'll be Somebody!” Vocational Education Posters

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