Of Snakes and Zoos: The Life of Hans Boos

Christopher K. Starr, Jo-Anne Nina Sewlal


Hans Boos E.A. is a long-time member and past president of the Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club, and author of the definitive work on the snakes of Trinidad & Tobago (Boos 2001). His younger brother Julius (1946-2010) was also a noted naturalist. The following biographical article is mostly drawn from an interview conducted in Trinidad in July 2011, transcribed by Jo-Anne Sewlal and Enid Nobbee. The full interview is archived at the University of the West Indies.

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