TEDxPortland – With laser focus like a cheetah hunting her prey, Dr. Laurie Marker, has committed her life to one purpose — saving the fastest animal on the planet. With roots in Winston, OR at the Wildlife Safari, Dr. Marker has trail blazed groundbreaking research to scale in Namibia, South Africa. Portland was treated to a world-class example of conservation strategy, highlighted by a live cheetah on stage.
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