Yrjö Kokko

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Yrjö Kokko
Yrjö Kokko
Born Yrjö Olavi Samuli Kokko
(1903-10-16)16 October 1903
Sortavala, Finland
Died 6 September 1977(1977-09-06) (aged 73)
Helsinki, Finland
Occupation Veterinarian
Language Finnish
Alma mater University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna
Notable works Pessi and Illusia

Yrjö Olavi Samuli Kokko (16 October 1903 in Sortavala – 6 September 1977 in Helsinki) was a Finnish veterinarian and writer. He was married to dentist Aune Ilus. He is most notable for his fairy tale Pessi and Illusia and initiating conservation work for whooper swan in Finland.[1] In the 1950s he became upset, because new time and new lifestyle came to Lapland. He was awarded with Pro Finlandia medal in 1956.

Yrjö Kokko illustrated several of his books with nature photographs taken by himself.[citation needed]


  1. ^ He lived for a long time in Lapland, in Muonio and Enontekiö and wrote about Sami culture and the nature in Lapland. Environmental protection in Finland — ThisisFINLAND

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