Kristen Holder
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Kristen Holder is a writer at A-Z Animals primarily covering topics related to history, travel, pets, and obscure scientific issues. Kristen has been writing professionally for 3 years, and she holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of California, Riverside, which she obtained in 2009.

After living in California, Washington, and Arizona, she is now a permanent resident of Iowa. Kristen loves to dote on her 3 cats, and she spends her free time coming up with adventures that allow her to explore her new home.


8 Snakes That Don’t Bite, Usually Picture

Some snakes don’t bite people…usually. It’s important to snake breeders that the snakes they propagate have easy-going temperaments. The most docile snakes are usually bred for those characteristics, just like… Read More

By Kristen Holder 3 days ago


What Is Cryptozoology? Picture

Dr. Carl Sagan once stated that the absence of evidence does not mean that evidence is absent. Thought processes like this give hope to people seeking to find things that… Read More

By Kristen Holder 5 months ago


Do Platypuses Make Good Pets? Picture

Platypuses (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) are endemic Australian animals that are icons of the continent. They are often depicted as cute animals on merchandise like stuffed animals or posters, but are they… Read More

By Kristen Holder 5 months ago