Zoo’s first director, wife share a century of history
By Maria Kanai Special to the Star-Advertiser
May 1, 2016
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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.