Mireya Mayor, primatologist and TV correspondent.
7 p.m. Wednesday, February 20, 2019.
First Interstate Center for the Arts, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Former NFL cheerleader and daughter of Cuban immigrants who grew up in Miami, Mireya Mayor followed her unlikely dreams to become a respected primatologist, explorer, and Emmy Award-nominated wildlife correspondent for the National Geographic Channel.
Mayor's adventures have taken her to some of the most remote places on Earth, armed with little more than a backpack, notebooks, and hiking boots. She's survived poisonous insect bites, been charged by gorillas and chased by elephants, but keeps going back for more.
In 2000, while on assignment in Madagascar, Mayor discovered a rare new species of mouse lemur, then believed to be the world's smallest primate. Her discovery inspired the prime minister of Madagascar to establish a national park to help protect the new species, conserving the last 10 percent of the African island nation's once vast forest.
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