After studying veterinary medicine in , first at Leipzig and later in Berlin , Grzimek received a doctorate in This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it. Grzimek then fled from Berlin to Frankfurt, which was occupied by the U. In April he was appointed police chief of Frankfurt by U.
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After studying veterinary medicine in , first at Leipzig and later in Berlin , Grzimek received a doctorate in This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it. Grzimek then fled from Berlin to Frankfurt, which was occupied by the U.
In April he was appointed police chief of Frankfurt by U. He was then removed from office in the Frankfurt Zoo see below , fined, and sent for denazification. On 23 March , it was determined that he was innocent Category 5; Exonerated. He was then reinstated at the Zoo by the U.
Grzimek was acquitted of any wrongdoing in The zoo then in ruins and all but 20 animals killed, he prevented the permanent closure of the Frankfurt Zoo and the relocation of the "Center Zoo" to the suburbs. The Zoo reopened on 1 July , after all bomb craters were filled and buildings temporarily restored.
With festivals, dances and actors, Grzimek attracted the Frankfurt population and received the assent of the Provisional Government and the U. Grzimek led the Frankfurt Zoo for 29 years, until his retirement on 30 April He made it into one of the largest zoological gardens in Germany. At the same time he served as president of the Frankfurt Zoological Society for over forty years.
The society - organized on similar principles as its London and New York counterparts - runs a number of wildlife conservation projects both in Germany and overseas; most well-known is its ongoing work in the Serengeti ecosystem in Tanzania, East Africa. Conservationism and other activities[ edit ] In he founded the image agency Okapia , specialized in animals and nature.
Today, the agency specializes in science and employs photographers. The firm is led by Christian Bernhard Grzimek , the son of his son who died in the Serengeti. Grzimek is most famous for the work he undertook for the conservation of the Serengeti. He spent several years studying the wildlife there along with his son Michael Grzimek , especially on areal observation and counts of large scale annual migrations.
In the same year Michael was killed in an air crash while flying the Dornier Do 27 due to a collision with a griffon vulture. Grzimek wrote a best-selling book, Serengeti Shall Not Die, which first appeared in German in and later in 20 other languages.
It appealed enormously to the public and was key in driving the creation of the Serengeti National Park. He prophesied in his book: Large cities continue to proliferate.
Countries which have preserved such places will be envied by other nations and visited by streams of tourists. There is a difference between wild animals living a natural life and famous buildings.
Palaces can be rebuilt if they are destroyed in wartime, but once the wild animals of the Serengeti are exterminated no power on earth can bring them back. In he co-founded the League for the Environment and Nature Conservation BUND and bought ten acres of forest areas and wetlands in the Steiger forest near Michelau im Steigerwald which he left to itself. He subsequently adopted his grandsons as sons.
His ashes were later transferred to Tanzania and buried next to his son Michael at the Ngorongoro Crater. May Publications[ edit ] Grzimek was the editor-in-chief of and author of a number of articles in a massive and monumental encyclopedia of animal life. The work was issued in both hardback and less expensive paperback editions and became a standard reference work.
In , the entire encyclopedia was revised and published in a new and expanded edition with Michael Hutchins as the new editor in chief. All the versions of the encyclopedia are marked by clear and forceful prose, extensive use of illustrations both drawings and color plates , and a deep love and concern for animal conservation. Of national importance were his work as co-editor together with Austrian Nobel-prize winner Konrad Lorenz  of the then-largest popular magazine on animals and wildlife in German language, Das Tier German for "The Animal" and of a very popular television series on wildlife.
He also authored a large number of popular books based on his countless experiences with animals which he raised since his student days, managed as zoo director, and encountered in the wild during many research trips.
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