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Primatologist and Conservationist

Patricia Chapple Wright, PhD is an accomplished American primatologist, anthropologist, and conservationist. She is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Stony Brook University. Considered to be one of the world’s foremost experts on lemurs, Wright is best known for her 28-year study of social and family interactions of wild lemurs in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar. 

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Dr. Patricia Wright with Malagasy Elder at Centre Valbio in Ranomafana, Madagascar 

Dr. Patricia Wright with Malagasy Elder at Centre Valbio in Ranomafana, Madagascar 

Dr. Patricia C. Wright is the Winner of the 2014 Indianapolis Prize for Animal Conservation

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