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Kelli Bender


New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Kelli:

North Carolina Zoo Welcomes Second Litter of Rare Red Wolf Pups This Year

The two new pups were named in honor of a zookeeper who passed away last year. → Read More

NASA Engineer Builds Impressive Obstacle Course to Stump Seed-Stealing Squirrels

Mark Rober found a creative and hilarious way to squirrel-proof his bird feeder. → Read More

Kitten and Hedgehog Best Friends Are Here to Spread Smiles Across the Internet

Herbee the hedgehog and Audree the cat have traveled the world together, stopping in Paris, Italy, Austria, and more. → Read More

Itty-Bitty Dwarf Mongoose Triplets Greet the World with "Tiny Squeaks' at Chester Zoo

Itty-Bitty Dwarf Mongoose Triplets Greet the World with "Tiny Squeaks' at Chester Zoo The dwarf mongoose is Africa’s smallest carnivore England's Chester Zoo has gotten sweeter and squeakier. The zoo recently welcomed dwarf mongoose triplets. This the second litter for mom Hope and dad Cooper. Keepers believe the babies were born around February 16, but the zoo isn't sure of the exact date since… → Read More

You Can Now Buy a Face Mask Featuring Fiona the Hippo's Snout from the Cincinnati Zoo

The Cincinnati Zoo is offering face masks for children and adults featuring the face of Fiona the hippo and the faces of other animals → Read More

Study Finds Goats Can Understand Human Gestures Like Pointing

Researchers hope the study's findings on goats encourage people to learn more about the intelligence and awareness of farm animals → Read More

California Man Planning to Wed His Beloved Cat to Raise Money for Los Angeles Animal Shelter

Scott Perry decided to pop the question to his cat Olivia after spending two months in quarantine with the comforting kitty → Read More

Nick the Siberian Husky Wins the 4th Annual Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina

Nick the Siberian Husky bested close to 2,000 other dogs to win the top prize at the Beverly Hills Dog Show → Read More

Colorado Healthcare Worker Spreads Smiles and Support with a Little Help from His Singing Dog

Tate Hegstrom and Kovu are here to serenade anyone who could use a "bright light" during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic → Read More

Pedigree Starts 'Dogs on Zoom' Program to Offer Animal Lovers Safe, Contact-Free Pet Adoptions

Pedigree is covering the adoption fees of all pets adopted during their virtual "Dogs on Zoom" events → Read More

Olivia Culpo Wants You to Spend Your Weekend with a Big Group of Happy, Talented Dogs

NBC's 4th annual Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina will air on Sunday, May 17, 8 pm – 10 pm ET/PT. → Read More

Mom and Son Dog Pair Hoping to Find a Home on Mother's Day Gets Adopted Together

Queen the mom dog and her son Freddy can rest easy now that they have been adopted together after waiting over 8 months for a home → Read More

Baby Rhino Happily Runs Circles Around Her Mom at the Denver Zoo

Tensing, a greater one-horned rhino, gave birth to Joona in February and recently introduced the calf to her outdoor habitat at the Denver Zoo → Read More

Surrogate Cat Mom Steps in to Nurse Newborn Kitten with Ill Mother Over Mother's Day Weekend

Callie the mom cat was already caring for five kittens when she met Arnie, but she was still happy to take the orange baby cat in as one of her own → Read More

Mom and Son Dog Pair in Shelter for 8 Months Looking for Forever Home For Mother's Day

Ten-year-old dog mom Queen and her 4-year-old son Freddy are still inseparable and very loving towards one another → Read More

Baby Zoo Penguins Named After English Hospitals Helping to Fight the Coronavirus Pandemic

The Chester Zoo named their five new Humboldt penguin chicks after U.K. hospitals fighting coronavirus and healthcare heroes like Florence Nightingale. → Read More

Toronto Zoo Celebrating the Birth of its First Itty-Bitty Critically Endangered Tortoise

The Toronto Zoo welcomed their first baby Madagascar spider tortoise, who hatched on May 2 → Read More

U.K. Wildlife Park Welcomes Two Tiny Members of the World's Smallest Cat Breed

Two rusty-spotted cats, the world's smallest cat breed, were born at the Porfell Wildlife Park and Sanctuary in the U.K. → Read More

Dog Duo Rescued From South Korea Dog Meat Farm Need a Flight to the U.S. to Start New Life

In Defense of Animals and their South Korean rescue partner, Jindo Love Rescue, need help transporting two dog meat farm rescues from South Korea to New York City → Read More

San Diego Zoo Penguin Goes For a Waddle to Visit Orangutans on Adorable Field Trip

Closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic, the San Diego Zoo is letting their resident penguins visit other animals for enrichment. → Read More