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Dr. Laurel Neme has camped in the Kalahari, investigated walrus carcasses on Alaska’s Bering Sea beaches, and gotten lost in the Amazon jungle with the Brazilian Federal Police–all in pursuit of knowledge and a better story. She is the author of ANIMAL INVESTIGATORS: How the World’s First Wildlife Forensics Lab is Solving Crimes and Saving Endangered Species, a “CSI for wildlife” that has been featured on ABC News NightlineC-SPAN and NPR’s Science Friday.


Laurel is also the author of a children’s book picture book “with a purpose,” Orangutan Houdini (2014, Bunker Hill Publishing), which showcases animal intelligence as it tells the true story of an ape who outwits his zookeeper friend.