Katie Downey
Author for A-Z Animals

Katie Downey is an certified animal-nerd and enjoys writing and learning about all types of creatures. Katie has been writing for more than a decade and has been a full time writer for 2 years. Prior to writing, Katie was an animal rescue and rehabber working with handicapped animals. Her favorite pastimes include raising jumping spiders, playing with her many animal companions; 6 cats, 1 dog, 1 hedgehog, a bunch of baby snails, 8 Blue Death Feigning Beetles, 1 Robot Beetle, an emotionally disturbed black Syrian hamster, 21 jumping spiders and her little boy.

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 1 day 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 3 weeks ago