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Kelli Bender


New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Kelli:

Florida's 2021 Manatee Death Toll Surpasses the State's Annual Record in 6 Months, Officials Say

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 841 Florida manatees died between January 1 and July 2 of 2021, breaking 2013's record of 830 deaths → Read More

Massachusetts Zoo Celebrates Its First Baby Sloth Birth

On June 22, Sandy the Hoffman's two-toed sloth gave birth to a healthy baby — the first baby sloth born at Massachusetts' Buttonwood Park Zoo in its 127-year history → Read More

Minn. City Asks Residents Not to Release Pets After Lake Survey Turns up Football-Sized Goldfish

During a recent survey of Keller Lake, Burnsville, Minnesota, officials found football-sized goldfish in the water, which they believe are released former pets → Read More

Tango the Hero Search and Rescue Dog Finds Lost Teen 3 Hours After They Went Missing

A member of South Dakota's Pennington County Search and Rescue K-9 team, Tango the dog is trained to help their handler find missing individuals → Read More

Teen Who Lost Leg In Shark Attack Faces Her Fears to Be a Better Advocate for Sharks

Shark attack survivor Paige Winter recently had a close encounter with a shark for the first time since her 2019 attack, for the SharkFest special, Shark Attack Investigation: The Paige Winter Story → Read More

New Documentary Gives a Voice to World's Loneliest Whale that All Humans Can Understand

The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52, directed by Joshua Zeman and out in theaters July 9, is a documentary about the 54-hertz whale, a marine mammal that communicates in a unique frequency. → Read More

Pete Davidson Says His Dog Mabel Is 'Great' at Reducing Anxiety: 'Smartest Decision I've Made'

Pete Davidson recently welcomed a Havanese dog named Mabel into his family and has already fallen for the pup and her happy attitude → Read More

Rescue Labrador Retriever Adopts Orphaned Kittens: He's 'Incredibly Patient and Nurturing'

Bertie the Labrador retriever helped his owner Rachel, a head nurse at the animal rescue charity Battersea, raise seven motherless kittens so the baby animals could be adopted → Read More

ASPCA Helps North Carolina Truck Driver Reunite with Emotional Support Dog He Lost in N.Y.C.

A Good Samaritan found Blue the dog on a New York City highway and brought the canine to an ASPCA animal hospital in Manhattan, where an employee later matched the dog to a missing pet post → Read More

Brave Yorkie Goes 'Berserk' and Chases Bear Up a Tree For Entering Her Yard in Surprising Video

Bella the Yorkshire terrier didn't hesitate when she spotted a young bear in her Minnesota yard; the little dog ran right at the larger animal and scared it up a tree → Read More

Philly Rescue Dog Found With His Tongue Cut Out Is Ready For a Loving Home Where He Can Relax

A Good Samaritan found Heart the dog stumbling around a Philadelphia street alone with his tongue cut out; now the canine is fully recovered with help from ACCT Philly and is ready for the next chapter → Read More

The World's Cutest Rescue Dog Contest Wants to Turn Your Adopted Pup into a Celebrity

PEOPLE's World's Cutest Rescue Dog Contest Presented by the PEDIGREE® brand is back for 2021 and is looking for the most adorable adopted dog out there to shower with attention and prizes → Read More

Oklahoma Firefighters Rescue Man and Cat From Tree After Owner's Failed Attempt to Save Feline

The Tulsa Fire Department brought in an "aerial device" to safely save the man and his cat from the tree → Read More

America's Funniest Home Videos is Back with an All Animal Edition

Pet lovers looking for adorable critter clips can get their fill through America's Funniest Home Videos: Animal Edition on Nat Geo WILD → Read More

Clear the Shelters Is Returning to Help Even More Adorable Adoptable Animals Find Forever Homes

Clear the Shelters is returning for its seventh consecutive year and will run from Aug. 23 to Sept. 19, to help adoptable pets find home and to raise money for North American animal shelters. → Read More

Wink, Cruella's Scene-Stealing Chihuahua Star, Shares Their Acting Secrets

PEOPLE has an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip of Wink the Chihuahua at work to celebrate Cruella's digital release on June 25 → Read More

Vietnam Circus Decides to End Bear Performances and Surrenders 4 Moon Bears to Animal Rescue

The four performing bears have retired to Animals Asia's Tam Dao sanctuary in Vietnam, where they are enjoying fresh foods, lush habitats and enrichment toys → Read More

Surrendered Dogs Find Love At Foster Home and Are Now Looking to Stay Together Forever

TJ the Saluki and Coral the greyhound met at the Battersea Old Windsor Centre in the U.K., and now the animal shelter is working to get the dogs adopted together → Read More

Philadelphia Contractor Spends 8 Hours Saving 16 Cats from the Wall of an Abandoned House

The contractor brought the cats that he found on the job to the Animal Care & Control Team of Philadelphia, where they are now recovering and working towards getting adopted → Read More

Salma Hayek Stays Calm By Meditating with Her Pet Owl: 'She Stays Super Still'

While preparing for her new film Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, Salma Hayek stayed calm and focused by meditating alongside her pet owl Kering. → Read More