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Carnivore Ecologist Dr. Rae. Wynn-Grant
Dayton Live Presents

The Secret Life Of Bears With Rae Wynn-Grant

Jan 22 & Jan 23

90 Minutes

No Intermission

Victoria Theatre

Description

RAE WYNN-GRANT is dedicated to wildlife ecology research, but it wasn’t until life brought her to Kenya at age 20 that she had ever taken a hike, pitched a tent to camp, or seen a wild animal. While there, she studied East African lions—top carnivores that live in close quarters with local communities – and observed that problematic interactions between the two groups threatened conservation efforts. Now, Dr. Wynn-Grant is finding similar patterns for North American black and grizzly bears.

As a scientist with the National Geographic Society’s Last Wild Places Initiative, Dr. Wynn-Grant works to protect and restore iconic wildlife populations – grizzly bears, bison, pronghorn, cougars, and more. But there’s an obstacle: roads, fences, and cattle ranches crisscross the habitat of these wide-ranging animals. Dr. Wynn-Grant studies the movements and behaviors of the bears in an effort to find ways to improve the relationship between local communities and the powerful wildlife that surround them.

DR. RAE WYNN-GRANT is a large carnivore ecologist with an expertise in using statistical modeling to investigate how humans influence carnivore behavior and ecology. In particular, she is currently studying the drivers of human-carnivore conflict, and the influence of human activity on connectivity of suitable carnivore habitat. Her current field system encompasses part of The Great Plains in northeastern Montana where she is studying potential corridors to facilitate grizzly bear conservation. Her previous research questions surrounded the ecological drivers of human-carnivore conflict with black bears in the Western Great Basin, African lions in rural Kenya and Tanzania, as well as grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

Join this committed carnivore ecologist for a fascinating look inside the secret lives of bears and a report from the front lines of the mission to help humans and carnivores coexist peacefully.

Age Recommendation

Recommended for ages 10 and up. For the consideration of all patrons, children on laps and/or babes in arms are not permitted at most Dayton Live presentations.

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Photos:
Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant with bear cub. Photo by Peter Houlihan.
Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant at bear den. Photo by Peter Houlihan.
Bear in tall grass. Photo by Michael Nichols, National Geographic Creative.
Bear on log. Photo by Evan Thornton, National Geographic Creative.

Plus service fees. Prices subject to change.

Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant holds a bear cub
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Carnivore Ecologist Dr. Rae. Wynn-Grant A bear stands in tall grass A bear cub walks across a log

Showtimes

Day
Date
Time
Sunday
Jan 22, 3:00PM
Sunday
Jan 22
3:00PM
Monday
Jan 23, 7:00PM
Monday
Jan 23
7:00PM