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Zoo’s first director, wife share a century of history

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Paul Breese, 93, and his wife, Jean DeMercer-Breese, 68, took a stroll through Honolulu Zoo last month. Their book “Honolulu Zoo: Waikiki’s Wildlife Treasure 1915-2015” was recently published after 12 years of their research and writing. Breese led the zoo from 1947 until 1965.

In March, Paul Breese, director emeritus of the Honolulu Zoo, was inducted as a 2016 Living Treasure by Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii for his conservation work. Read more

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