Mireya Mayor

Specialty: Biologist

National Geographic Emerging Explorer Mireya Mayor is a primatologist and conservationist reporting on wildlife issues for more than a decade. As a correspondent on National Geographic’s Ultimate Explorer television series, she has gone underwater with six-foot-long Humboldt squids, tracked gorillas in Central Africa, and worked with leopards in Namibia. In 2000, Mireya co-discovered a new species of mouse lemur in Madagascar, and convinced the nation’s leaders to declare the species’ habitat a national park. Her study of other rare and endangered primates has helped to unravel their mysteries and guide conservation efforts. A Fulbright scholar and National Science Foundation Fellow, Mireya has been featured in numerous publications and on MSNBC, CNN, and NBC’s Today Show.

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