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Kelli Bender


New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Kelli:

Whiskers Are Coming: Games of Thrones-Inspired Pet Bed Lets Cats Rule the 7 Kingdoms from Home

Each of these impressive, plush Iron Throne cat beds is handmade → Read More

Who's Your Mommy? Why A Screech Owl Helped a Wood Duck Hatch and Raise Her Duckling

Wood ducks are known to lay their eggs in the nests of other birds - an act known as brood parasitism → Read More

California Bans Impulse Easter Bunny Purchases to Protect Numerous Rabbits Abandoned Each Year

Every Easter season, shelters across the United States prepare for an influx of rabbits as seasonal impulse bunny purchases turn sour → Read More

N.Y.C. Restaurant Debuts Dog Menu that Features a $42 Steak for Canines

The Wilson's culinary director created a dog-friendly menu after cooking food for his own canine → Read More

While You Wait for the Royal Baby to Arrive, Here's an Adorable Newborn Sloth

Shortly after birth, the baby climbed onto their mom's chest and will likely remain there for the next six months. → Read More

The Beverly Hills Dog Show Is this Weekend and Ashley Tisdale Wants Every Dog to Win

Tisdale and her pup Maui are excited to watch all the canine competitors this year → Read More

Netflix's Our Planet Shows How One of the World's Biggest Animals Lives Off a Tiny Food Source

Humpback whales ingest giant mouthfuls of krill, a tiny crustacean, to survive → Read More

North Carolina Zoo Shows Body of Dead Chimpanzee Matriarch to Her Troop so Chimps Can Mourn

Alpha female Maggie often helped other chimpanzees raise their children → Read More

Blind Puppy Found Dumped in Trash Can Is Looking for a Loving Home and Justice

Before being rescued, the puppy experienced "multiple traumas" which caused neurological issues → Read More

Oh Baby! French Bulldog Puppy Gets Her Own Precious Newborn Photoshoot

Brenden Boggs, the photographer, is looking to do more of these adorable shoots → Read More

World's Rarest Turtle Dies at China Zoo; Only 3 Known Yangtze Giant Softshells Remain Alive

One of the four last known Yangtze giant softshell turtles has died. → Read More

Oil Rig Workers Rescue Stranded Dog Found Swimming in the Sea 136 Miles from Shore

One of the workers plans to adopt the canine, who is doing well after their ordeal, when he returns to land later this month → Read More

The Spinner Dolphin Earns its Name in Stunning Footage from Netflix's Our Planet

The mega-pod of 10,000 spinner dolphins featured in Netflix's Our Planet is believed to be the largest dolphin pod caught on film → Read More

Pit Bull Dog Surrendered to Shelter for Being 'Too Nice' and Not Barking

Ruby the pit bull has been adopted by new owners who know they are getting a nice dog → Read More

Owner Transforms Dog's Post-Neuter Surgery 'Cone of Shame' into Adorable Costumes

The 1-year-old golden retriever was put in the cone because he kept licking his surgery incision → Read More

Real Life 'Dumbo': Footage Shows 'Skeletal' Baby Elephant Being Forced to Dance for Tourists

Investigators also witnessed the 2-year-old elephant sucking his trunk, which is a sign of distress in elephants → Read More

Game of Thrones Actor Jerome Flynn Asks Fans to Stop Buying Direwolf-Like Huskies

According to PETA, animal rescue centers in the U.K. have reported a 420 percent increase in the number of homeless huskies → Read More

Barsik the 41-Pound Shelter Cat Is 'Large All Over' and Ready for a Second Shot at Happiness

Barsik the cat was surrendered to the shelter with another feline, named Sukie, when their former owners had to move and could not find a new home for their pets → Read More

Your Favorite Game of Thrones Characters As Dog Breeds

Just like a Bernese mountain dog, Jon Snow can handle the cold and has a loyal heart → Read More

Curious Cat Who Snuck into Washing Machine Survives Full Wash Cycle with No Broken Bones

Poppy's owner believes the cat snuck into the machine while she was switching out loads of laundry → Read More