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Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, April 13, 2024, NBC, “Protecting the Wild: Science Superheroes”

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In this episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, Peter Gros and Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant meet real-life superheroes of science who are developing cutting-edge tools to protect wildlife. Dr. Rae visits a California marine laboratory growing giant sea stars in an effort to save the giant kelp forests.

Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom is an iconic American documentary television program that showcases wildlife and nature. The show initially aired from 1963 to 1988, with subsequent revivals in 2002, 2013, and 2023. The latest incarnation, titled “Protecting the Wild,” premiered in October 2023 on NBC as part of the network’s educational programming block.

Hosted by wildlife expert Peter Gros, who was part of the original series, and wildlife ecologist Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant, the show continues its legacy of inspiring viewers and raising awareness about wildlife conservation. The series travels across North America, highlighting success stories and celebrating the achievements of conservationists.

In the episode “Science Superheroes,” the hosts meet individuals who are making significant contributions to the field of wildlife conservation through scientific innovation. Dr. Rae visits a marine laboratory in California, where scientists are cultivating giant sea stars in an effort to restore the giant kelp forests. Sea stars, also known as starfish, play a crucial role in maintaining the delicate balance of the marine ecosystem.

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The episode also features stories of other conservation efforts across the country. Viewers will learn about the collaboration between organizations such as the National Wildlife Federation and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, working together to address specific animal and habitat-related issues.

Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom airs on NBC at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 13, 2024.


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