Have you heard the news? Wild Kingdom recently visited your city!
We’ve traveled from coast-to-coast to film our new series, Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Protecting the Wild. Co-Hosts Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant and Peter Gros are sharing stories of wildlife conservation success. You’ll see animals that fly, slither and swim and will learn the incredible ways organizations — and everyday people like you — are working to protect their livelihood.
Be sure to join us weekend mornings on NBC’s “The More You Know” programming block. Airtimes vary by city — check below to see what time the show airs in your area.
Wild Kingdom in Seattle
What’s flying high in the sky over the Seattle area? More than 1 billion birds that travel on the Pacific Flyway, a major migration route. This route is as critical to birds as the I-5 is to Seattlelites, so it’s important to make sure any birds injured along the way are rehabilitated so they can get back to their commute.
Learn about the Wild Kingdom’s crew’s visit to Seattle with Peter and Dr. Rae’s appearance on PBS News HourPeter and Dr. Rae joined PBS News Hour. Be sure to watch the series Saturday mornings at 6 a.m. on your local NBC station, KING.
Wild Kingdom in Houston
Did you know the Lone Star state is home to an endangered chicken? The Attwater’s prairie chicken lives in Texas’ coastal prairie, just west of Houston. While there was once a flock of nearly 1 million Attwater’s prairie chickens, only 150 remain today, due to a loss of habitat.
Learn more about Peter and Dr. Rae’s Texas filming in this article from the Houston Chronicle as well as in this piece by Houston Family Magazine. Watch the series Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. on your local NBC station, KPRC.
Wild Kingdom in St. Louis
One of Earth’s prehistoric creatures lives in your own backyard — the Ozark hellbender. Found in the Ozark’s rivers, this aquatic salamander has been around for more than 100 million years. Today, the St. Louis Zoo is working to breed and release this endangered species back into the wild and the Wild Kingdom crew was there to see this amazing conservation story in action.
While in Missouri, we also traveled to the Endangered Wolf Center, founded by classic series Host Marlin Perkins. There, Marlin’s daughter, Marguerite Perkins Garrick carries on his legacy, staying involved with the groundbreaking conservation work for endangered wolves, foxes and African painted dogs at the center.
Read more about our time in Missouri with this article from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Peter and Marguerite also spoke with St. Louis Public Radio on Marlin’s legacy and what it’s like to be on the set of Wild Kingdom. You can listen to that interview here. Watch the series Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. on your local NBC station, KSDK.
Learn more about Protecting the Wild, get streaming links and read more exclusive content. And if you’re interested in being the first to know about Wild Kingdom happenings, be sure to subscribe to our free newsletter.