Kelli Bender, People

Kelli Bender

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New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Kelli:

Dallas Zoo Mourns the Death of Adult Giraffe Weeks After Losing Baby Giraffe to Serious Injury

The Dallas Zoo announced on Monday that their 19-year-old giraffe Auggie died after suffering from age-related health issues; this death comes weeks after the zoo humanely euthanized a young giraffe → Read More

Experts Estimate There Are Only 336 North Atlantic Right Whales Left in the World

The critically endangered sea creature has seen a 30% population decline in the last decade, and now the whale species population is at a dangerous 20-year low → Read More

WATCH: Dog Owner on TikTok Shares Spooky Video that Allegedly Shows Ghost Removing Pet's Collar

A TikTok video of a crated dog's collar mysteriously falling off has received over 16.3 million views on the social media platform → Read More

Owls Extinct in Austria for Decades Get Second Chance Thanks to 3 Rare Birds at the Zurich Zoo

The Zurich Zoo is hopeful their one male and two female Ural owls will have babies that will help bring the species back to the skies of Austria → Read More

Bear the Hero Dog Who Saved Koalas from Australia's Wildfires Honored with Award

Bear the six-year-old Australian Koolie found and helped save over 100 injured koalas caught in scorched areas left behind by Australia's 2019-2020 wildfires → Read More

Elsa the Neglected Pet Tiger Found in Texas Yard Celebrates 1st Birthday at New Sanctuary Home

Elsa the tiger recently celebrated her first birthday at the animal sanctuary Black Beauty Ranch in Murchison, Texas, and moved into a larger enclosure more suitable for a growing big cat → Read More

Elsa the Neglected Pet Tiger Found in Texas Yard Celebrates 1st Birthday at New Sanctuary Home

Elsa the tiger recently celebrated her first birthday at the animal sanctuary Black Beauty Ranch in Murchison, Texas, and moved into a larger enclosure more suitable for a growing big cat → Read More

WATCH: Florida Boaters Rescue Dog Struggling Alone in the Open Ocean and Find Pet's Family

A group of friends from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, saved a dog they found swimming by himself in the ocean, and the video of the rescue has more than 9.9. million views on TikTok → Read More

600-Lb. Sea Turtle Stranded in Cape Cod Rescued and Returned to the Open Ocean

The Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, New England Aquarium, and the International Fund for Animal Welfare worked together to return the massive leatherback sea turtle to safe waters → Read More

Massachusetts Firefighters Rescue Calf from Deep Well, Save Baby Animal from Drowning

The Medway Fire Department removed the calf from a 20-foot well and helped the animal rejoin its herd on a Massachusetts farm → Read More

U.K. Rescue Looking for Home for Senior Dog in Shelter 100 Days Without an Adoption Application

Marley, a collie currently staying at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, is an active senior dog looking for a relaxing home with a garden → Read More

WATCH: Livestream Captures Bonded Eagle Pair Rebuilding Nest Together After a Storm

Zoo Miami and Wildlife Rescue of Dade County partnered up to create a nest platform and live cam for a wild bald eagle couple in Florida → Read More

Firefighter Adopts Kitten He Saved After Developing 'Very Special Bond' During the Cat's Rescue

Brandon Mulvaney knew he wanted to adopt Huntley the kitten after pulling the small stray cat out of an underground pipe in Saginaw, Michigan, this August → Read More

Rescue Groups Work Together to Free New York Dog Stuck in Narrow Rock Crevice for Five Days

Liza, a 12-year-old dog, fell into a rock crevice at Minnewaska State Park Preserve in Ulster County while on a hike with her owner → Read More

Reptile Rescuer Finds Over 90 Venomous Snakes in Den Underneath Northern California Home

Sonoma County Reptile Rescue found a snake den holding dozens of Northern Pacific rattlesnakes under a home in California's Bay Area → Read More

What Causes the Zoomies?: Vet Weighs in on What Makes Your Pet Race Around the House

Dr. Zac Pilossoph, a consulting veterinarian at Healthy Paws Pet Insurance, says the "zoomies" in dogs is a canine's "best expression of being happy" → Read More

54-Year-Old Grandpa Toby, the World's Oldest Known White Rhino, Dies at Italian Zoo

"Nonno Toby" (Grandpa Toby), a 54-year-old white rhino, died at Parco Natura Viva near Verona after collapsing, according to the Italian zoo → Read More

Heaven the Smiling Shelter Pup Overcomes Her Fears and Is Crowned World's Cutest Rescue Dog

Three-year-old Heaven, the adorable mutt from St. Charles, Illinois, is the winner of the 2021 PEOPLE's World's Cutest Rescue Dog Presented by the PEDIGREE Brand → Read More

Colorado Wildlife Officers Free Wild Elk from Tire Stuck Around Animal's Neck for Two Years

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers free a resident elk from a heavy tire stuck around the animal's neck for at least two years → Read More

Security Camera Captures Clumsy Bear Trying to Steal a Hefty Pumpkin Off a Porch in Canada

Ashley Larose of Ontario, Canada, had her porch visited by a hungry and clumsy bear with an appetite for pumpkins — and the homeowner caught the whole amusing incident on video → Read More