William Beebe

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Birthday
29, 1877
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Death Date
Jun 4, 1962 (84)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
29, 1877
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Death Date
Jun 4, 1962 (84)

About

New York Zoological Society scientist, explorer, and writer. A biologist and entomologist who observed animal behavior in Bermuda and Trinidad, he was also a conservationist and a founder of the study of ecology.

Before Fame

He worked in the ornithology department of the Bronx Zoo.

Trivia

Writing for popular magazines, he recounted his travels to exotic locales like Ghana and the Galapagos Islands.

Family Life

His wife, Blair Niles, became his co-author and traveling companion.

Associated With

Zebulon Pike was another famous American explorer.