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Biological Sciences: Animals

Zoological research at The Field Museum is organized around six collections: Amphibians and Reptiles, Birds, Fishes, Insects (with arachnids and myriapods), Invertebrates, and Mammals. Each collection has its own staff, maintaining world-class holdings that together total more than 19.5 million zoological specimens from around the world. In addition to their diverse research programs, the our zoologists actively build collections, train graduate, undergraduate, and high school students, contribute to exhibits and other public programs, and serve the diverse needs of the public and scientific communities.