Pink Boots and a Machete: National Geographic Live!


Hailed as a “female Indiana Jones,” Mireya Mayor is known for exploring the most remote regions of the earth in search of elusive, rare and little known animals. Her explorations have led to several scientific discoveries, most notably her co-discovery in Madagascar of the world’s smallest primate, a brand new species to science. She is a National Science Foundation Fellow, Fulbright Scholar, and National Geographic Explorer.

A former NFL cheerleader and daughter of Cuban immigrants who grew up in Miami, Mireya Mayor followed her unlikely dreams. In short order, she became a respected primatologist, audacious explorer, and Emmy Award-nominated wildlife dorrespondent for the National Geographic Channel. Mayor’s adventures have taken her- armed with little more than a backpack, notebooks, and hiking boots- to some of the wildest and most remote places on earth. She’s survived posionous insect bites, been charged by gorillas and chased by elephants and keeps going back for more.

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