Laura Klappenbach

Laura Klappenbach, stopping for a photo in front of Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah.
Laura Klappenbach, stopping for a photo in front of Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah. Photo © Laura Klappenbach.

Laura Klappenbach is a biologist, ecologist, and science writer with a life-long fascination for animals and wildlife.

Experience

Laura has been writing about animals for more than fifteen years, during which time she has researched and reported on animals of all sizes, shapes, and demeanors—from mites to blue whales.

Laura Klappenbach

I profile hundreds of animals from aardvarks to xenarthrans and provide tips on how to watch animals and identify what you see. My articles will help you to explore wildlife, whether it be in your own backyard or in some distant, exotic habitat.

I have yet to encounter an animal that doesn't amaze me—I have as much appreciation for oft-maligned creatures such as great white sharks, funnel-web spiders, and Komodo dragons as I do for beloved animal icons such as giant pandas, dolphins, and giraffes.

My goal is to make the world of animals and wildlife as fascinating to you as it is to me by providing you with fresh, timely information about the wonderful creatures with whom we share this planet.

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