Kellianne Matthews
Author for A-Z Animals

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I have been a professional writer for 8 years with a particular focus on nature, wildlife, anthrozoology, and human-animal relationships. My areas of interest include human-animal studies, ecocriticism, vulnerable species, pets, and animal behavior. I graduated from Brigham Young University with a master’s degree in Comparative Studies, focusing on the relationship between humanity and the natural world. In my spare time, I enjoy exploring the outdoors, watching movies, reading, creating art, and caring for my pets. Nothing brings me greater joy than a day spent in the company of animals.


Can Dogs Actually Laugh? Picture

Laughing seems to help us to connect and bond with others. It causes our bodies to release “feel-good” neurotransmitters called endorphins, which is why laughing can also lift our moods… Read More

By Kellianne Matthews 2 days ago


65 Husky Dog Names Picture

Siberian huskies are beautiful, hard-working dogs famous for their role in sled dog racing. The husky breed originated with the Chukchi tribe in Siberia, who bred them to have high… Read More

By Kellianne Matthews 5 days ago


10 of the Smartest Horses Picture

Horses are incredible animals that can learn tricks, commands, cues, complex patterns, and they can even read emotions. They are eager to learn, social, and have amazing personalities. But what… Read More

By Kellianne Matthews 2 weeks ago


10 Incredible Jellyfish Facts Picture

One of the ocean’s most fascinating creatures is the jellyfish. Jellyfish are part of the subphylum Medusozoa, with more than 4,000 species. However, scientists believe there are many jellyfish species… Read More

By Kellianne Matthews 2 weeks ago


10 Incredible Bird Facts Picture

There are at least 10,000 species of birds in the world today, and possibly even more that we have yet to discover. These uniquely feathered animals are incredible creatures, capable… Read More

By Kellianne Matthews 3 weeks ago


10 Incredible Ladybug Facts Picture

Ladybugs are some of the most well-known and beloved “bugs” in the world. These tiny beetles are beautifully colored, graceful, and generally beneficial to crops and gardens. Many cultures associate… Read More

By Kellianne Matthews 1 month ago


10 Incredible Bear Facts Picture

Named after U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt, “Teddy Bears” have become a beloved toy of children around the world, due to their cute and huggable appearance. Real-life bears, on the other… Read More

By Kellianne Matthews 1 month ago