Updated on October 09, 2023

Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Protecting the Wild is gearing up for our last moments before our Oct. 7 premiere on NBC’s “The More You Know” programming block. This week, we’re visiting with some new and old friends to spread the word about the premiere.

Check out some of our recent appearances and stay tuned as we add more.


Wild Kingdom in the news

Wild Kingdom on TODAY Show Pop Start

The TODAY Show crew shared an exclusive clip of our premiere episode, Desert-Dwelling Tortoise, along with a clip from the original series. Sheinelle Jones also shared details of the new series and sneak previews of other upcoming episodes. Watch the clip here.

wild kingdom today show pop start segment with sheinelle jones

Wild Kingdom on Fox Weather

Peter Gros

Peter’s segment provided viewers with insight into the recent storms and their impact on wildlife, and how people can help them recover – while weaving in important messaging about Wild Kingdom and the importance of conservation and exposure to nature. Watch the segment here.

peter gros live in studio on fox weather

Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant

Questions from the Fox Weather hosts allowed Dr. Rae to highlight key bear behavior as they prepare for winter hibernation as well as how weather may impact their hibernation patterns. And as a large carnivore expert, Dr. Rae always teaches us something new about bears! Watch the segment here.

dr. rae on fox weather

Wild Kingdom on Morning Joe

Peter Gros stopped by the Morning Joe set to talk about Protecting the Wild. The clip also starts with a Wild Kingdom classic, featuring Marlin and the famous anaconda scene. Watch the visit here.

peter with morning joe host

Wild Kingdom on Forbes

Co-Hosts Peter Gros and Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant talked Laura Manske at Forbes about Protecting the Wild, what viewers can expect from the new show and what they learned along the way. The piece also includes the series trailer along with some special behind the scenes images. Read the article on today.

wild kingdom articles on forbes online

Wild Kingdom on National Public Radio/WBUR Boston

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with new hosts and wildlife experts Peter Gros and Rae Wynn-Grant, who will be showcasing conservation success stories across the United States. Listen to the interview here.

Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant in the Santa Barbara Independent

The article highlights the series premiere followed by an in-depth Q&A with Dr. Rae. Throughout the interview, she touches on what it means to be a Black woman in science, destinations she’s traveled to while filming and becoming the co-host of the show that has been a dream of hers since she was young. Read this piece here.

santa barbara independent article on dr. rae wynn-grant

Wild Kingdom in the Omaha World Herald

We spoke with the Omaha World Herald to give them a sneak peek of what to expect from upcoming Protecting the Wild episodes. Read the piece here.

Wild Kingdom’s NYC premiere

The Wild Kingdom crew debuted the premiere episode of Protecting the Wild at Hearst Tower in NYC. We were even joined by very special guests, the families of our original hosts, Marlin Perkins and Jim Fowler. It’s safe to say the episode received their stamp of approval!

peter gros with family members of the perkins and fowler families

Image courtesy of Michael Simon


Be sure to watch Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Protecting the Wild, Saturdays on NBC. Click here for more information on how to watch.

Want to get a peek into what Co-Hosts Peter Gros and Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant have been up to so far? You can check out filming companion content and more here.

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