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National Geographic Live: The Secret Life of Bears with Carnivore Ecologist Rae Wynn-Grant

January 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

National Geographic Live: The Secret Life of Bears with Large Carnivore Ecologist Rae Wynn-Grant

Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

Knight Theater
430 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Tickets: $19.50 plus

Join Carnivore Ecologist Rae Wynn-Grant 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.

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.




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January 13
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7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Knight Theater
430 S Tryon St
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States