Dr. Matthias Reinschmidt
Dr. Matthias Reinschmidt, born in 1964, received his diploma in biology from the University of Tübingen and his doctorate from the University of Gießen. This passionate parrot specialist was editor of the magazine PAPAGEIEN from 1993 until 2001. Between 2001 and 2010, he was curator at Loro Parque and the Loro Parque Fundación before being appointed zoological director there in 2010.
Since July 2015, he has been zoo director at Karlsruhe Zoo, where he founded the Zoo Karlsruhe Species Conservation Foundation in 2016. He has appeared in hundreds of TV documentaries from Loro Parque and Karlsruhe Zoo. He has also been filming a 90-minute documentary series on species conservation together with German TV legend Frank Elstner for SWR every year for over ten years. To date, he has written a total of nine books on the subjects of parrots, zoos and species conservation, and has passed on his knowledge in hundreds of articles.