Born 12 Jan. 1930 in Germany
Studied veterinary science in Hannover, Germany, and Alfort, France
Dipl. vet. med, Hannover, 1958 Dr Med Vet, Hannover, 1959 PhD (Vet. Trop. Dis.), Pretoria, 1996
Poultry pathologist, Hannover, 1961-1962; in Zimbabwe 1963-1975; at Onderstepoort, South Africa, 1975-1988.
Head of Ostrich and Crocodile Unit, Onderstepoort, 1989-1996.
Consultant Ostriches and Crocodiles since 1996
Member of the Crocodile Specialist Group (CSG) of the IUCN since 1996
Member of the Steering Committee of the CSG since 1998. Participation in investigations and expeditions in the Congo Republic 1993 – 1997.
Author of two books:
Diseases of ostriches and other Ratites (1998) ARC-OVI, Pretoria, South Africa
Crocodiles: Biology, husbandry and diseases (2003) CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK