Flávia Miranda obtained her degree in veterinary medicine at Universidade Norte do Paraná and Universidade de Londrina, Brazil and did a post-graduate course in clinical wildlife medicine at UNISA. She concluded her Master's Degree in Applied Ecology at University of São Paulo with a research project on Brucella, Leptospira and Chlamydophila serology in giant anteaters. She is now working on a doctoral degree in ecology at ESALQ / University of São Paulo, for which she is performing a taxonomical study of silky anteaters (Cyclopes didactylus). Flávia coordinates the Instituto de Pesquisa e Conservação de Tamanduás no Brasil (Projeto Tamanduá), an NGO dedicated to the conservation of anteaters, and is in charge of the Global Health Program of the Wildlife Conservation Society in Brazil. Flávia in an expert both in captive and wild anteaters. She is currently doing fieldwork on giant anteaters in the Pantanal, and on silky anteaters in the Amazon and in the Atlantic forest in northeastern Brazil.