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Bernhard Grzimek (1909–1987)

He was known as 'the man who spoke for the animals'. A public relations genius, Professor Bernhard Grzimek not only managed to create nationwide interest in the plight of endangered species and threatened habitats, but actively raised in excess of five million Marks in donations via his television show "Ein Platz für Tiere" ("A Place for Animals",... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins. See more awards »

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Bambuti Director
Serengeti Director


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 1959 Serengeti (Documentary)
 1958 Schwalben am Spieß (Short)
 1956 Bambuti (Documentary)
 1954 Termittenhügel und Nilpferdstraßen (TV Movie documentary)
 1950 Ulla, das Schimpansenkind (Short)
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Alternate Names:

Dr. Bernhard Grzimek | Prof. Dr. Bernhard Grzimek

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We need a law on the protection of the environment today which protects individually powerless citizens against large vested interest groups. I am thinking in particular of the excesses of the industrialization process, the unplanned occupation of the countryside, and the planning and building of autobahns which take no--or too little--account of the country through which they run and the people ... See more »


Director of the Zoological Garden of Frankfurt, Germany; veterinarian, animal psychologist, conservationist, writer, encyclopedia editor, journal editor, popular television host on an animal program, leader of expeditions to study animal life around the world, and curator of the Tanzanian national parks. See more »



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