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6 January 1963 (USA) See more »
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Host Marlin Perkins explores various animals in their natural habitats. Full summary »
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Awards:
Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 9 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Marlin Perkins ... Himself - Host / ... (7 episodes, 1963-1985)
Jim Fowler ... Himself (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
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Series Directed by
Don Meier (4 episodes, 1980-1983)
 
Series Writing credits
Allan Eckert (3 episodes, 1979-1981)

Don Meier (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Don Meier .... producer (6 episodes, 1979-1984)
Robert W. Davison .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1968-1979)

Richard Reinauer .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Richard A. Girvin (3 episodes, 1979-1981)
 
Series Cinematography by
Robert W. Davison (7 episodes, 1965-1984)

Rod Allin (unknown episodes)
Warren Garst (unknown episodes)
Fred R. Krug (unknown episodes)
Ralph Nelson (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Bernard Braham (5 episodes, 1979-1984)
 
Series Sound Department
Jim Moore .... sound effects / foley mixer (10 episodes, 1979-1984)

Michelle Landes .... foley artist (unknown episodes, 1980-1985)
Greg Curda .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Carol Riggins .... animal trainer (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Wild Kingdom" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
30 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Revived in the 2000s on the Animal Planet cable channel.See more »
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Referenced in "Jeopardy!: Episode #16.37" (1999)See more »

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Winner and Still Champion, 28 February 2004
Author: harry-76 from Cleveland, Ohio

Mutual of Omaha's "Wild Kingdom" series, which intrigued while it educated from 1963 to 1968 is back in 2003-04 on the Animal Planet network, co-produced by the BBC.

Based on the original format by Don Meier, in which Marlin Perkins played so big a role as expedition leader, the series now has Alec Baldwin narrating.

One recent show on "Cave Elephants" (2004) was shot on location in the Serengeti preserve in Africa. Never before footage of local animals were recorded while they made their trek into an ancient volcano to find precious salt need for their survival.

Using infra-red lighting, we were able to observe the happenings in pitch-black conditions. As the outside land yields less and less salt, predators mix with prey as they proceed on the inner rocky trail to their goal.

Personal friends who've gone on the Kenya-Tanzania safari (the site of this particular show) have reported that it's the closest thing to heaven on earth. Now that there are stiff penalties for poachers, an entire new breed of wild animals exist, living in peace with humans. And the African land is rich in natural resources and beauty (it's said every human originated in this, the "Mother Country.")

"Wild Kingdom" captures these pleasures, and reminds us of our need to preserve with steadfast commitment our fellow earthly inhabitants. Every program in the "Wild Kingdom" series appears a collector's item, and we end totally awe-struck by the miracle of nature.



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