Creating Hope for the Natural World

Creating Hope for the Natural World

Host Peter Gros spent his childhood watching Marlin Perkins and Jim Fowler navigate the wild wonders of our natural world. So, when he was asked to join the Wild Kingdom team in 1985, he jumped at the chance. As host of the new series Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Protecting the Wild, Gros feels honored to continue the legacy of the original show.

Good News to Howl About

Recently, Host Peter Gros worked with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Alligator River Wildlife Refuge in North Carolina, and the Endangered Wolf Center in St. Louis regarding conservation programs for the red wolf and Mexican grey wolf. Peter stressed that the image of the big, bad wolf that we learned in fairy tales as children couldn’t be further from the truth.

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Wolf Fun Facts

  • Wolves are the largest member of the canid family.
  • In 1973, wolves became the first animal to be protected by the Endangered Species Act.
  • Wolves can swim up to eight miles at a time.
  • Pups are born deaf and blind with bright blue eyes.
  • Wolves have a tremendous sense of smell with around 200 million sense cells.

Where’s Wild Kingdom?

The Wild Kingdom adventure crew is on the road in Florida for episodes on coral restoration efforts (it’s an animal – who knew!), crocodiles that have found an ideal habitat in the canal system of a clean energy center, and how local research organizations and citizen patrols are helping sea turtles and manatees.

Helping You Protect 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.