Leibniz-Institut für Zoo- und Wildtierforschung

Thomas Hildebrandt

Head of the Department of Reproduction Management

Prof. Thomas Bernd Hildebrandt heads the department of Reproduction Management at Leibniz-IZW. He studied veterinary medicine at Humboldt-Universität in Berlin, received his doctorate summa cum laude from Freie Universität Berlin and is certified as a zoo, wildlife and game veterinarian. In his special field, reproduction biology, he is one of the pioneers of assisted reproduction in large mammals, including elephants, rhinos, big cats, and panda bears. Professor of Wildlife Reproduction Medicine at Freie Universität Berlin, he is also represented in a number of professional societies; he is an Honorary Professorial Fellow Life Sciences at Melbourne University, Research Associate of the Smithsonian Institution (National Zoological Park), Fellow of the Zoological Society of San Diego Zoo, Scientific Associate of the Taronga Conservation Society Australia, Conservation Fellow of the Zoological Society London and Veterinary Advisor for the European elephant Taxon Advisory Group.