Katie Downey
Author for A-Z Animals

Katie Downey is a writer for A-Z Animals where her primary focus is on wildlife, arachnids and insects. Katie has been writing and researching animals for more than a decade. Katie worked in animal rescue and rehabilitation with handicapped cats and farm animals for many years.

As a resident of North Carolina, Katie enjoys exploring nature with her son, educating others on the positive role that insects and spiders play in the ecosystem and raising jumping spiders.


17 Spiders Crawling Around Chicago Picture

While you're walking around Chicago checking out the sights, lovely tunes, and the smell of the delicious deep-dish pizza, there is a smaller eight-legged community living their lives. Crawling around… Read More

By Katie Downey 5 months ago


Where Exactly Is Loch Ness? Picture

Scientists have conducted DNA tests on water samples to determine what lives at the bottom of Loch Ness. Everyone has heard of the Loch Ness Monster, Nessie, but does anyone… Read More

By Katie Downey 6 months ago