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Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom 

Host Marlin Perkins explores various animals in their natural habitats.

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Don Meier
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Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Marlin Perkins ...  Himself - Host / ... 17 episodes, 1963-1984
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Famed zoologist and naturalist Marlin Perkins hosted "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom," an educational series centering on the lives of animals. Perkins was aided by fellow naturalists Jim Fowler and Stan Brock. Shows covered a diverse range of topics from the lives of specific animals, their survival in natural and man-made environmental conditions, their relationship with other animals (both friendly and predator) and people and issues centering on animal captivity. Many of the shows were filmed in the animals' natural habitat (frequently Africa and South America), though some clips originated from zoos. The show ran from 1963 to 1971 on NBC (first on Sunday afternoons and later in prime-time). Reruns were syndicated to local stations in the fall of 1971, interspersed with newly-produced shows that were produced until 1988. Fowler assumed the host's role in 1985, when Perkins' failing health forced his departure; Fowler was now assisted by Peter Eros. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Official Sites:

Animal Planet

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USA

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English

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6 January 1963 (USA) See more »

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Don Meier Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Revived in the 2000s on the Animal Planet cable channel. See more »

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While Jim goes and sexes that rhino...
29 April 2017 | by sqs-slsSee all my reviews

Good old Marlin Perkins; always seemed like he was safe and sound in the studio while Jim was up to his ass in alligators. " While Jim wrestles with that giant anaconda, let's talk insurance". Always entertaining, it was the only thing on on an otherwise boring Sunday night except for wonderful world of Disney. If the signal went bad, someone would have to take a pipe wrench outside to turn our 30 foot antenna until the signal came back. Always fun in a thunderstorm.


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