Skip to main content

Prof. Dr. Henning Wiesner

wiesner1950 – 1964 Elementary school/Humanistic Grammar school Lörrach - matriculation 1964

1964 – 1965 Military service

1965 – 1970 Study of Veterinary Medicine Giessen / Munich

1970 Veterinarian surgeon

1971 - 1972 Thesis written and submitted, appointed as Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

1971 – 1972 Assistant at the LMU University of Munich, Institute for Diseases of Domestic Birds and Wildfowl

1972 – 1980 Zoo Veterinarian at Münchner Tierpark Hellabrunn

1972 – 1980 Scientific advisor: Max Planck Institut Seewiesen, Konrad Lorenz /Zoo San Domingo, Dominican Republic/Zoo Al Ain,UAE / WWF Project Tiger, Kanha India

1980 Member of the Executive Board of Münchner Tierpark Hellabrunn / Member of Deutscher Wildgehege Verband e.V. /Specialist in Zoo- and Wild Animal Medicine

1981 - 2009 Zoological Director of Münchner Tierpark Hellabrunn

1982 - 1984 Teaching assignment for Vet. Med. and Zoology at LMU –Munich still continued

1985 Specialist for Pigeons & wild birds /UNEP- FAO–Expert for the Przewalski-horse Russia

1988 - 1995 Chairman of Vet. Med. European Association of Zoo and Aquaria

1989 Scientific Advisor for the 'Conseil International de la Chasse et de la Nature', still continued. Reintroduction Project of Mhorr- Gazelle in Tunesia and Morocco by GTZ. Project of Persian Fallow Deer in Iran

1990 - 2009 Indian Rhino Project Nepal / Jaguar Project Pro Fauna Venezuela / Wild dog Project Zimbabwe / Biodiversity Project Ivory Coast / Alpine Ibex Reintroduction National Parc Hohe Tauern Austria / Breeding and Reintroduction of Balded Ibis in Morocco / Przewalski Horse Reintroduction Altyn Emel Kazakhstan / Adders Ducker Project Zanzibar Tanzania / Orang Utan Project Indonesia

1998 Specialist in Anesthesiology and Remote Immobilisation

2006 Felix Wankel Animal Protection Award

2009 Retired from Münchner Tierpark Hellabrunn

2010 - Foundation of the "Clinic for Zoo and Wild Animals" and the "Academy for Zoo and Wild Animal Protection e.V."


Academy for the Protection of
Zoo Animals and Wildlife e.V.

Erlinger Höhe 14
82346 Andechs | Germany

Fon  +49 (0) 151 74489223
E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About us

The academy supports animal welfare, nature and species conservation projects worldwide. We are a non-profit organisation relying solely on tax deductible donations. Our aim is to help endangered species and animals in distress which are otherwise without financial support.