Department of Zoology and Methods of Biology Teaching was created within the Biology Faculty in Kryvyi Rih State Pedagogical University (Institute) in 1932. The first head of the Department was Lecturer P. Zadyraka. Later the Department was headed by the Candidate of Biological Sciences K. Fasulati (1938-1947), V. Bochenko (1947-1967), L. Zhadko (1967-1976), V. Ryzhenko (1977-1983), M. Zarudnieva (1983-1996), Ye. Yevtushenko (1996-2001); Doctor of Biological Sciences M. Smetana (2001-2002); Senior Lecturer Yu. Shcherbyna (2002-2003). Since 2004, the head of the Department is the Candidate of Biological Sciences, Associate Professor V. Stryhunov.
There are educational and research laboratories established at the Department: Invertebrate Zoology, Vertebrate Zoology, Biogeography and Evolutionism, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Principles of Medical Knowledge and Health Care, Methods of Teaching Biology. There is a vivarium and the largest zoological museum in the region, which was founded in the 1950ies.
Address: 50086, Kryviy Rih, Gagarin Av. 54
Phone: (056) 470-13-38