It’s no secret that Marlin Perkins, Jim Fowler and the Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom team had an impact on millions of viewers, inspiring a love for wildlife and conservation. Wildlife educator Denise Lewis was no exception. Hear what she has to say about growing up with Wild Kingdom and how it ignited a passion and illuminated career path that she loves.
I'm here talking to Denise Lewis, director of the raptor team at Fontenelle Forest. What is your favorite part of your job here? No days are ever the same. You never know who you're going to meet, you never know what you're going to see out on the trail, and every day is it's just a different opportunity to either be out in nature or teach somebody about nature. Did you watch Wild Kingdom growing up? I did, I did, and I fondly remember watching the tv show on Sunday nights but I remember really learning some really good lessons from both Marlin and Jim. You know, being a small kid from the midwest, it really opened my eyes to animals around the world and the different perils that they face. Visit wildkingdom.com for more great animal stories.
Now Streaming: Classic Wild Kingdom Episodes
Relive your childhood by checking out clips from Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom classic series with Marlin Perkins and Jim Fowler.