Cord Riechelmann studied Biology and Philosophy at the Freie Universität Berlin. He was a lecturer for Social Behaviour of Primates and History of Biology and is currently lecturing at the Studium Generale, Berlin University of the Arts. He writes for numerous German newspapers and journals including Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Merkur, taz and jungle world. He is the author of Bestiarium (2003), Wilde Tiere in der Großstadt (2004) and Krähen (2013). In 2011 he curated a program on animals in film at Kurzfilmtage in Oberhausen (with Marcel Schwierin). An essay on the forest is forthcoming with Merve.