During a wildlife survey in Madagascar, Mayor discovered a new species of mouse lemur. "[It] weighs less than two ounces, fits in the palm of your hands," she says. Mark Thiessen/Courtesy of Mireya Mayor hide caption

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Trading Pom-Poms For Field Boots: Mireya Mayor's Big Break

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LANGKAWI, MALAYSIA: A snake "jumps" off of a tree branch in Langkawi, Malaysia.    Selah Reeve Hobbie Jr. /National Geographic Channels hide caption

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Sakes Alive! Snakes That Fly!

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