Character Development, Cryptozoology, For Kids, Short Story, Writerly Tips

So, you want to be a *magical zoologist?* FOR KIDS

Magic is more important than ever and needs to be preserved for the good of our civilization. According to environmentalscience.org, (trigger alert,) we are in danger of extinction and our world’s wildlife is increasingly stressed by human activity. Farming and other development have led to habitat loss. Animals are contending with toxic pollutants in their environments, and are facing threats from climate change.

Scientists say we’re in the 6th great planetary extinction phase, called the “Holocene Extinction.” Now that is scary sounding. You can read more about the Holocene Extinction here. This environmental dilemma has made zoologists more important than ever. They study the physiology of animals, their behavior, and how they interact with other species and their environments. Magical zoologists do the same thing, but sometimes in unchartered and dangerous terrain and with creatures that are often times still-to-be studied. Their (your,) knowledge is critical to preserving their important habitats and managing the wildlife’s adaptations to climate change.


What does a Magical Zoologist Do?

Zoology, including magical zoology is defined as the study of animals and their behavior. In magi-zoology, this includes cryptids. Zoologists may study a particular species or group of species, either in the wild or in captivity.


“Zoologists study animals and their interactions with ecosystems. They study their physical characteristics, diets, behaviors, and the impacts humans have on them.”


environmentalscience.org

Zoologists may be involved in a wide variety of duties in various environments. For example they may observe and study animals in their natural environments, or plan and conduct experiments involving animals in nature, in zoos, or in other controlled areas.

They may also collect biological specimens and measure physical characteristics. These studies are generally aimed at investigating animal behavior, migration, interactions with other species, and reproduction, as well as the pests, diseases, toxins, and habitat changes that affect them. They use the information they gather to monitor and estimate populations, address invasive species and other threats, control disease, manage hunting programs, and develop conservation plans. They also write reports and journal articles and give presentations to share their findings.

Their efforts are critical to protecting endangered species and other wildlife from the pressures of habitat loss, disease, invasive species, and climate change. Can you imagine how important it is to protect the magical wildlife population given our current ecological predicaments?

How Do I Become a MAGI- Zoologist?

Read the full wiki-how here.

  • Earn the proper credentials with a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Get involved in internships and research
  • Earn a Masters Degree
  • Consider earning your Ph.D.
  • Choose a specialty (Air, Land or Sea cryptids, monsters, ghosts, or aliens)
  • Volunteer
  • Read studies, stay current on research
  • Be prepared and willing to travel and work outdoors
  • Spend time networking

How much do Magi-Zoologists Make?

The Average Income of a Zoologist

According to Chegg Career Match, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the average income of a Zoologist was $60,520 as of May 2016. The lowest-paid 10 percent of Zoologists earn less than $39,150 annually, while the highest-paid 10 percent earn more than $98,540 annually. The middle-of-the-pack Zoologist income is reported to be between $48,360 and $76,320, providing plenty of room for financial growth as your career progresses.

The two biggest factors contributing to the average Zoologist income are the field of employment and the location. A zoology career with the federal government is the most lucrative, paying an average income of $81,490. Scientific research, consulting services, and local units of governments round out the top-paying industries for Zoologists.

If you find this article fun, interesting and informative, let me know in the comment section below!

***Disclaimer*** This article isn’t meant to mislead children but to spark their imaginations and can be used as a writing prompt idea, arts and crafts or a fun rainy day activity for kids!

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