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:

Gorillas

Animal Spotlight:

Gorillas

Featured Episode:

This 2-part episode highlights the research being done among gorillas in the tropical African jungle of Rwanda by Dr. Dian Fossey, director of the Karisoke Research Center near Ruhengeri.

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3 Surprising Gorilla Facts

No Two are Alike

Each gorilla has a unique “noseprint.”

They’re Copycats

Young gorillas learn by imitating others.

They’re Safe in the Jungle

Gorillas have no natural enemies or predators.

Wild Kingdom Gorilla Encounters

Peter Gros

PETER GROS
Wild Kingdom Co-Host & Wildlife Expert

Are gorillas intelligent?

In the 1970s, research conducted by Dr. Penny Patterson from Stanford University revealed gorillas are highly intelligent, emotional creatures. Dr. Patterson taught sign language to a young female gorilla named Koko. As a result, Koko could communicate using more than 1,000 signs. She also understood 2,000 words of spoken English.

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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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