study of animal



Arachnology is the scientific study of spiders and related organism such as scorpions, pseudoscorpions,harvestment callectively called arachnids.   Those who study spiders and other arachnids are arachnologists. Arachnologists are primarily responsible for classifying arachnids and studying aspects of their biology. In […]


What is a reptile?

Reptiles were the world’s first truly terrestrial vertebrates. All reptiles have scaly skin that can withstand dessication and lay eggs with hard shells, therefore they are not tied to the water like their relatives, the amphibians. Since they can live […]

What is an amphibian?

Amphibians consist of three groups of vertebrates: frogs, salamanders and caecilians (found in the tropics only). Amphibians have smooth, scaleless skin which is permeable to water. Water can evaporate easily from the skin, and an amphibian can dry up and […]


Acarology is the study of ticks and mites, organisms classified in their own subclass under the more general class of arachnids. This subclass is large and very diverse, providing numerous opportunities for people interested in this field of the sciences. Acarologists can be […]

Branches of Zoology

Acarology:  This particular field of zoology is concerned with the study of mites and ticks. Amphibiology:  This is the branch of zoology that covers the study of amphibians. That is the study of  animals such as frogs, toads and newts […]