Theodor Knottnerus-Meyer

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Theodor Knottnerus-Meyer
Theodor  Knottnerus-Meyer

Personal details
Country Italy

Title director 1910-1926
Location at Rome Zoo in Italy

Title zoologist-1910
Location at Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen) in Germany

Biography details

Theodor Christian Bernhard Knottnerus-Meyer , zoo director in Italy

Born 1876 in Germany dead 1934 in Italy .

Previously zoologist in Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark, Knottnerus-Meyer became Rome Zoos first Director.

After resigning from the directorship of the Giardino Zoologico in Rome in 1925 (probably after a lethal incident of the German zookeeper Oettershagen with a tiger) , Dr Knottnerus-Meyer maintained close contacts with Prince Francesco Chigi della Rovere (who was the President of the Zoo in 1911). He provided some papers for Italian nature journals, this one being the last one published on Rassegna Faunistica in 1934. At the end of the paper the death of Knottnerus-Meyer is announced.

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Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). director Theodor Christian Bernhard Knottnerus-Meyer in Italy. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 May 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

Selected publications
  • Knottnerus-Meyer, T. 1907. Über das Tränenbein der Huftiere. Vergleichend-anatomischer Beitrag zur Systematik der rezenten Ungulata. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 73(1): 1–152
  • KNOTTNERUS-MEYER T., 1925. Nel Giardino Zoologico. Osservazioni e studi. Maglione & Strini, Roma, 417 pp.
  • Hunderassen - Rassenhunde, German National Library, National Library of the Netherlands
  • Tiere im Zoo Beobachtgn e. Tierfreundes, German National Library
  • Über das Tränenbein der Huftiere vergleichend-anatomischer Beitrag zur Systematik der rezenten Ungulata, German National Library
  • Wald und Wild
  • Zoologisches Wörterbuch

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