Jennifer Bove

Wildlife Expert


B.S., Biology, University of Missouri in Columbia


  • Contributing writer for the National Wildlife Foundation
  • Award-winning contributor to Ranger Rick Jr. Magazine and a staff writer for 
  • Published author of nature-themed books, including  Busy Moms–Meet Ranger Rick Jr. (Muddy Boots, 2016) and I Wish I Was a Gorilla (HarperCollins, 2018) from the Ranger Rick series.  


Jennifer Bove is a former writer for ThoughtCo, where she contributed content relating to animals and wildlife conservation for more than a year and a half. Jennifer's writing received recognition from the Association of American Publishers. She is also a contributing writer to the National Wildlife Federation.

Jennifer is a published freelance writer with over 15 years of experience in creating books for children and nonfiction anthologies for adults.  She partners with renowned book publishers and the National Wildlife Federation to develop nature-inspired books for young readers. Her work also appeals to adult readers appearing in Here, she writes about homesteading, backcountry living, outdoor adventuring, and plant identification. 

Contributing to her writing career is her extensive, hands-on career in field biology. This work includes serving as a biological technician for the US Forest Service and US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).


Jennifer Bove obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Missouri in Columbia.

Awards and Publications

  • Association of American Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award for Best Pre-K Fiction (Fishy Poems)
  • Meet Ranger Rick Jr: Animal Homes
  • A Mile in Her Boots: Women Who Work in the Wild (Travelers' Tales, 2006)
  • Wild with Child: Adventures of Families in the Great Outdoors (Travelers' Tales, 2010)


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