Aims and Scope

The Zoologist, an Open Access publication of the Zoological Society of Nigeria (ZSN) is an international journal that publishes scholarly articles in English Language twice a year, in June and December.  It is dedicated to promoting innovative research on animals, ecosystems and sustainability. The journal welcomes articles based on original research on biological phenomena at scales ranging from the molecular level through organismal, population, community to  ecosystem levels within the sub-disciplines of Ecology, Population dynamics, Epidemiology, Immunology, Environmental Science, Hydrobiology & Fisheries, Biodiversity & Conservation, Physiology, Anatomy, Cell Biology, Zoos & Parks, Genetics & Molecular Biology, Wildlife Management, Ethnozoology, Parasitology & Public Health, Epidemiology and Entomology. Papers in other areas are acceptable at the editors’ discretion. The journal also publishes short notes, expository and review articles, and book reviews.

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Recent articles

Hydatidosis among ruminants slaughtered in Kafur Abattoir, Katsina State

Behavioural, haematological, biochemical and histological changes in African Catfish, Heterobranchus bidorsalis (Geoffrey Saint-Hilaire, 1809) exposed to Orizoplus®

Status of urinary schistosomiasis among residents of Ebonyi Local Government Area, Ebonyi State, Nigeria

Malaria parasitaemia among residents attending selected secondary health facilities in Rivers State, Nigeria

Prevalence of fascioliasis in slaughtered cattle in six Area Councils in Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria

Drivers of bushmeat consumption and perception of zoonotic disease risks in a Nigerian wet market