Laura Dorr
Author for A-Z Animals

Laura Dorr is a writer at A-Z Animals where her primary focus is on wildlife. Laura has been writing about various topics for over 15 years and holds a Bachelor's Degree in English Composition from Cleveland State University. She is also a licensed wildlife rehabilitator specializing in mammal neonates.

A resident of Ohio, Laura enjoys running, caring for wild animals, and spending time with her horde of cats.


Where Do Red-Tailed Hawks Live? Picture

The red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) is one of the most common hawks in North America. In the off chance you’ve never seen one, you’ve definitely heard one. The screech of… Read More

By Laura Dorr 3 months ago


Are Canada Geese Protected? Picture

There are approximately 3.34 million Canada geese in the United States. This is about half the world's population, estimated to be around 6 million. Needless to say, Canada geese are… Read More

By Laura Dorr 3 months ago


Where Do Owls Live? Picture

Wherever you go, you probably aren’t far from an owl. Owls live on every continent except for Antarctica. However, since these birds are nocturnal, many people don’t know how close… Read More

By Laura Dorr 4 months ago


What Are Raccoon Dogs? Picture

You’re probably familiar with the sneaky neighborhood trash panda (also known as the raccoon). But have you met the creature that shares a name with this well-known dumpster diver? The… Read More

By Laura Dorr 4 months ago


Do Deer Make Good Pets? Picture

Many animals in the order Artiodactyla are kept as livestock or pets, including goats, sheep, and cows. While deer share the order with these animals, you don’t usually find them… Read More

By Laura Dorr 4 months ago


Are There Wild Cows? Picture

Wild horses can be found on Assateague Island and wild hogs thrive across the United States, but is there such a thing as a wild cow? It depends on what… Read More

By Laura Dorr 4 months ago


How Many Eggs Do Eagles Lay? Picture

The national symbol of America, bald eagles can be found across the contiguous United States, Canada, and Alaska. Though these birds were once on the endangered species list, the bald… Read More

By Laura Dorr 6 months ago


The 17 Most Endangered Species Picture

Within the last 500 years, more than 800 species of animal have gone extinct due to human activity. And more endangered animals creep closer to extinction every day. According to… Read More

By Laura Dorr 6 months ago


Where Do Chipmunks Nest? Picture

The name “chipmunk” comes from an Ojibwe word that translates to “one who descends trees headlong.” This name is appropriate, as chipmunks are one of the few species that can… Read More

By Laura Dorr 7 months ago


Where Do Woodchuck Live? Picture

Like other members of the Scuiridae squirrel family, woodchucks (Marmota monax) are great climbers. Woodchucks do not make their homes up in trees. Instead, these big rodents are members of… Read More

By Laura Dorr 7 months ago


7 Animals That Hate Water Picture

Water is all around us. Approximately 71% of the earth’s surface is covered in water. Water is in the air, the ground, and a substantial portion of our bodies. But… Read More

By Laura Dorr 7 months ago