Zoologists study animals—the cute, the cuddly, the slimy, the hairy, and the ferocious! They research an animal’s origins, genetics, life cycle, behavior, and diseases. Frequently they collect biological data to better understand how animals utilize their habitats and their effect on the environment. Many zoologists work in zoos, ensuring that its inhabitants are being well cared for. Beyond a love for animals of all kinds, a bachelor’s degree in biology is a good first step in pursuing this career.