This has been a wild ride.
Wild Kingdom pioneered the nature adventure genre. By featuring wild encounters with commentary from expert hosts who were part of the action, Wild Kingdom has provided viewers with an engaging exploration of wildlife and our natural world for more than 50 years.
Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom debuts on NBC
Wild Kingdom enters syndication and wins 41 major achievements
4 Emmys from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
The first endorsment of a television program by the National PTA
First Annual Communications Award from the National Wildlife Association
Mutual of Omaha’s Spirit of Adventure featuring Jim Fowler and Peter Gros begins a two-year run on ABC
“Concerts of Yellowstone” series, featuring Chip Davis and Mannheim Steamroller
Mutual of Omaha’s Wildlife Heritage Center launches
Mutual of Omaha’s Wildlife Heritage Center awarded cash grants, scholarships and special citations to individuals and organizations involved in wildlife preservation.
Jim Fowler’s “Wildest Places on Earth” book tour in conjunction with Time Life Books
Wild Kingdom airs on PBS with updated introductions and recaps by Fowler and Gros
We need to talk a lot more about why the natural world is important to the quality of life of human beings.
Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Kids’ Summit launches to challenge kids to think creatively about the natural world
Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom returns to television on Animal Planet
The new series on Animal Planet allowed Wild Kingdom to return to its historic Sunday evening time slot to educate a whole new generation of viewers.
Wild Kingdom Adventure Tour brings a unique, interactive, mobile experience to fairs and festivals throughout the country
Mutual of Omaha creates the Wild Kingdom TV Channel on YouTube and Facebook
Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom averaged 34 million viewers in the United States and kept most of that audience for 25 years.
Mutual of Omaha launches nationwide Wild Guide Contest as part of Wild Kingdom’s 50th anniversary
Mutual of Omaha launches Web series
Wild Kingdom Co-host Peter Gros continues public appearances in support of conservation education
Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom is back on Sunday night television and launches on RFD-TV streaming services
Viewers can access 330 classic episodes, 62 Fast Facts, 50 webisodes, 28 Field Notes and 4 "5 Facts."
Wild Kingdom makes its debut in the Tournament of Roses Parade. The conservation-themed float is made of completely organic material. It earns the parade’s Director Award for the most outstanding artistic design and use of floral and non-floral materials.
Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom sponsors a new digital series on The Dodo. With Peter Gros as the host, the series, Saving the Wild, features animals and inspires viewers to reduce their own carbon footprint.
Mutual of Omaha has always been committed to Protecting Your Kingdom.