The Interviews

Dr. George Rabb & Okapi

Photo courtesy of Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo.

The Interviews

Each interview of a zoo and aquarium director, curator, animal keeper or other individual, captures their life experiences as a professional dealing with the management of animals in captivity. They share their wisdom and knowledge in the hopes of better educating and conserving the worlds animal populations.

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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