It’s no secret that Marlin Perkins, Jim Fowler and the Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom team had a positive impact on millions of viewers, instilling a love for wildlife and conservation in the masses. Wildlife educator Miriam Holder was no exception. Hear what she has to say about growing up with Wild Kingdom and how the show helped to ignite a passion and illuminate a career path that she loves.
We're here at Fontenelle Forest with Miriam Holder, who has been working with children and wildlife now for, it's been over four years now, Peter. Did you ever watch Wild Kingdom growing up? Why yes, I did, Peter. I have absolutely ancient memories of watching Marlin Perkins on a black and white tv with my father in the early 70s, and i remember the lions the best. I liked the lionesses. I guess even then I saw that the women were somehow going to be in control, and I just loved it. I think that my exposure to Mutual of Omaha ignited a love for the outdoors in me, and I've never let go of it. And here I am at Fontenelle Forest. Yeah, thank you very much, Miriam, and keep up the good work. Thank you, I appreciate that. 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.