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Speaker Series

Take a deeper look into worldwide conservation issues with Zoo Miami's Wild Tales speaker series.


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Dr. Mireya Mayor

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Dr. Mayor, known as the Female Indiana Jones and Her Wildness, is an anthropologist, author, National Geographic Explorer, National Science Foundation Fellow, and Fulbright Scholar who has spent most of her career reporting on wildlife and habitat loss while advocating for solutions to the alarming trends. She is also a twice-Emmy-nominated wildlife correspondent, and the author of Pink Boots and a Machete: My Journey from NFL Cheerleader to National Geographic Explorer, which chronicles her unconventional career path and the subject of a best-selling children’s book, Just Wild Enough. She is also now the Director of Exploration and Science Communications at FIU.
Join Dr. Mayor as she takes you behind the scenes of her Nat Geo expeditions, her hit television series, Expedition Bigfoot, and her discovery of the world’s smallest primate. Books will be available at the event for signing.


Date: Thursday, April 6, 2023

Where: Zoo Miami Florida Room

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Cost: $10 for members / $20 for non-members

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Former Speakers

Adine Roode, Hoedspruit Elephant Rehabilitation and Development (HERD) Trust

Dereck & Beverly Joubert, Rhinos Without Borders and Big Cats Initiative, their conservation outreach through the Great Plains Foundation, and more. 

Dr. Laurie Marker, Cheetah Conservation Fund

Dr. Kate Evans, Elephants for Africa

Dr. Tara StoinskiDian Fossey Fund International

Chris FischerOCEARCH

Ron MagillRon Magill Conservation Endowment Fund

John CalvelliWildlife Conservation Society

Dr. Greg Rasmussen, Painted Dog Conservation

Patti Ragan, Center for Great Apes

Yara Barros, Project Jaguars of Iguancu

Dr. Arnaud Desbiez, Anteater and Highway Project

Ron Magill, Ron Magill Conservation Endowment Fund

Dr. Julian and Stephanie Fennessey, Giraffe Conservation Foundation

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