David Maehr


Age: 52

British-born associate professor of wildlife and conservation biology in the Department of Forestry at the University of Kentucky known for his work reintroducing elk to eastern Kentucky and his research on the black bear population in Appalachia who also spent time protecting Florida's endangered panther population while previously working for the Florida Game & Fresh Water Fish Commission.

Cause of Death: Airplane accident

Born: September 18, 1955

Died: June 20, 2008

Placid Lake, Florida