Our History Of Protection

Our History of Protection

Families across the country used to spend their Sunday evenings watching the hosts of “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom” travel to the far corners of the world, exploring the connection between people, animals and our planet. The show became one of the most loved and respected wildlife programs in television history and continues to impact conservation efforts today. Protecting families – yours and our global family – is in our DNA.

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Animal Spotlight:

Giraffes

Animal Spotlight:

Giraffes

Featured Episode:

Marlin and Jim journey to Rhodesia to join in a giraffe and zebra relocation project with the rangers of Wankie National Park.

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3 Surprising Giraffe Facts

Big Babies

At birth, a giraffe is 6 feet tall and weighs 150 pounds.

No Two are Alike

The markings on a giraffe are as unique as our fingerprints.

They're Eating Machines

Giraffes spend 16 to 20 hours a day eating.

Wild Kingdom Giraffe Encounters

Peter Gros

PETER GROS
Wild Kingdom Co-Host & Wildlife Expert

How fast can giraffes run?

Giraffes have the longest stride of all land mammals and can run about 35 miles per hour for short distances. Their front and back legs move together like the gait of a horse. First the legs on one side move forward, then the other side. It creates the illusion of them running in slow motion.

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Favorite Adventures

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Stream or tune in to our classic Wild Kingdom episodes on RFD-TV every Sunday night at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST. And subscribe to this site and get access to our exclusive Wild Kingdom digital calendar featuring images from renowned wildlife photographer and conservationist, Thomas D. Mangelsen.

Mutual of Omaha has always been committed to Protecting Your Kingdom.

Since 1909, we’ve offered insurance solutions to help people protect what matters most. And you know what’s really wild? We’re as excited about it now as we were a century ago, because protecting both the animal kingdom and the kingdom our customers call home is what we do.

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