The wonders of the natural world at home
For many Americans, Wild Kingdom was their first exposure to new species and faraway places. The series brought tales from the animal kingdom to millions of homes and started a new family tradition.
The Prowling Night Lions
80s Classics | E1
On the Arctic Ice Pack
80s Classics | E2
Elephants of Lake Kariba
80s Classics | E3
Return of the Giant Loggerheads
80s Classics | E4
Great White Sharks of Dangerous Reef
80s Classics | E5
Journey to Ubaigubi
80s Classics | E6
Problem Bears of the North
80s Classics | E7
A Girl Scout on Safari
80s Classics | E8
Wild Kingdom Classics Hosts
The former zoo director, Marlin Perkins, hosted the classic series from 1963 to 1985. Perkins coined the phrase “wild kingdom,” after he envisioned a series that showcased real wildlife conservation.
Naturalist Jim Fowler appeared throughout the entirety of the classic series’s run. He continued to share his love of wildlife conservation with viewers on The Today Show and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
Wildlife expert Peter Gros joined Wild Kingdom in 1985 after meeting Jim Fowler on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Gros first appeared in the episode, “Operation Alligator,” which took place in Louisiana.
Protecting the Wild Airs This Fall
Tune in for Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Protecting the Wild, airing this fall on NBC! Hosts Peter Gros and Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant will share inspiring stories of conservation success and highlight amazing animals across the country.
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