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Name: Heinz Sielmann  
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Date of Birth: 2nd June 1917
Place of Birth: Rheydt [now Mönchengladbach], Germany
Profession: Director
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Heinz Sielmann (born June 2, 1917 in Rheydt [now Mönchengladbach], Germany ) is a world renowned wildlife photographer, zoologist and documentary filmmaker.

His feature film "Zimmerleute des Waldes" (UK-title: "Woodpecker") about woodpeckers was a hugh success in the United Kingdom and it earned him the nickname "Mr. Woodpecker". His work includes award-winning movies like "Galapagos - Dream Island in the Pacific", "Lords of the Forest" (better known in the USA under its title "Masters of the Congo Jungle" and was narrated by Orson Welles), "Vanishing Wilderness" and "The Mystery of Animal Behavior". All these movies became worldwide successes. He has also worked as cinematographer on the Academy Award-winning documentary "The Hellstrom Chronicle" about insects and the film "Birds do it..., Bees do it...". In 1994 he has established a foundation "Heinz Sielmann-Stiftung" which has succesfully reintroduced beavers and otters in Germany. Another goal of this foundation is to make children aware of nature conservation. His series "Expeditionen ins Tierreich" ("Wilderness expeditions") belongs to the most popular animal documentaries in German television.

Bibliography (selected)

  • 1959: Windows in the Woods, Harper & Bros, New York, ASIN B0007DUDS4
  • 1959: My Year with the Woodpeckers, Barrie and Rockliff, London
  • 1981: Wilderness expeditions, Franklyn Watts, New York, ISBN 0531098575

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