Dr. George Rabb

Photo courtesy of Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo.


Zoo directors are responsible for supervising all aspects of zoo management. Areas of focus usually include managing park operations, creating budgets, implementing policies, hiring management staff, sourcing additional funding, and overseeing the development of the facility.

In Memoriam
Oct 16, 1922 - Oct 18, 2018
Interview | Director

Paul Breese

Paul's WWII experiences fostered his confidence and strengthened his passion to pursue his career of the displaying, conserving, and protecting animals. In 1947, Paul was appointed the first Director of the Honolulu Zoo. He developed the zoo's first master plan which defined the zoo's boundaries in Waikiki with fences and a single entrance, designed and constructed the many animal enclosures.Watch the full Interview

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