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Ben Dessen

Wildlife Advocate. Pet Expert. Author. Presenter.

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About Ben

Ben Dessen is a wildlife advocate, pet expert, author and presenter. 

Ben can’t remember a time when he wasn’t fascinated by animals and the natural world. Animals give Ben’s life purpose and provide him with an ongoing source of curiosity and inspiration. 

Ben has forged a career helping animals both within Australia and around the world. He is fully committed to sharing his driving passion with anyone who is willing to listen. Ben has extensive, hands-on experience working with a wide variety of wildlife species ranging from crocodiles and orangutans to venomous snakes and kangaroos. 

Ben calls a wildlife sanctuary home, where he cares for rescued native animals in Sydney, Australia. He believes that by truly appreciating the beauty in other creatures we can discover the best part of ourselves.




The Ultimate Pet Handbook is an essential guide for young people with a passion for pets. From the tiniest ant, to the largest whale in the ocean, Ben Dessen cannot remember a time he was not fascinated by animals.


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