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Bannik
I wanted to ask what courses at university are designed to study animals and what careers are available to work with animals.

i am thinking of going to work with animals but i dont know a lot of about animals and the courses to study them.

what books are good to read to learn more about animals etc...
ocalhoun
Well, I suppose you could start out with veterinary school, then add some more education to that, and at that point you would begin to be eligible as a researcher.

A whole different approach would be to start learning in natural science, and become one of those who hikes through rain forests looking for new species or new information about known species.

You could become a trainer, though that is nearly always specific to just one kind of animal.

No matter exactly what kind of career with animals you want, an excellent way to start would be this:
-identify someone specific who does what you would like to do.
-contact him/her and find out how they got to where they are now.
-repeat as needed, then go out and do the same kind of things.
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