Primatologist Mireya Mayor on 'National Geographic World Talk'
Primatologist Mireya Mayor shares the remarkable story of how she discovered Earth's tiniest primate in a remote forest -- a discovery that led to the creation of a national park.
In 2000, on a field expedition in Madagascar, Mayor helped discover a new species of mouse lemur -- a creature that no one had ever documented before. This discovery inspired the establishment of a national park in the area.
Mayer said she wasn't searching for a new species to discover, and in fact, had passed by the tiny primate several times before realizing that it was indeed something new.
"National Geographic World Talk," an hour-long program on the latest discoveries and greatest adventures of scientists, photographers, writers and explorers, is produced by National Geographic and distributed nationwide by PRI.