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6 January 1963 (USA) See more »
Host Marlin Perkins explores various animals in their natural habitats. Full summary »
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Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 9 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 3 of 4)
Marlin Perkins ... Himself - Host / ... (8 episodes, 1963-1985)
Jim Fowler ... Himself (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
Joe Slattery ... Himself (narrator) / ... (2 episodes, 1971-1981)

Series Directed by
Don Meier (5 episodes, 1971-1983)
Series Writing credits
Allan Eckert (4 episodes, 1971-1981)

Don Meier (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Don Meier .... producer (7 episodes, 1971-1984)
Robert W. Davison .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1968-1979)
Richard Reinauer .... associate producer (1 episode, 1971)
Series Original Music by
Richard A. Girvin (3 episodes, 1979-1981)
Series Cinematography by
Robert W. Davison (7 episodes, 1965-1984)
Ralph Nelson (1 episode, 1971)

Rod Allin (unknown episodes)
Warren Garst (unknown episodes)
Fred R. Krug (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Bernard Braham (6 episodes, 1971-1984)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Reinauer .... assistant director (1 episode, 1971)
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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30 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Revived in the 2000s on the Animal Planet cable channel.See more »


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How Mutual of Omaha messed with our heads, 28 April 2012
Author: Sean Kaye from Canada

I grew up watching this in the 1960's and I enjoyed it but it always creeped me out because everything would be going along just fine, some pair of animals having babies and then following them growing up and playing and hunting etc. but then always right on Queue, some larger animal would come along and kill one or both of the parents and there would be Marlin Perkins, explaining how with the parents dead, the offspring would have to fend for themselves and would not survive long. Only years later did I understand that the show was totally sponsored by an insurance company and that was the whole idea! You get the family all together, watching a happy show and then you kill the parents and there's the poor kids left all alone in the world. How will they fend for themselves? By you buying Mutual Omaha Insurance of course.

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