Wolves series is now on ‘Wild Kingdom’

Marlin Perkins

Marlin Perkins during the early TV years of “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom.” This scene appears in the “Landscape” webisode.

Marlin Perkins is back on “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom.”

Actually, his image appears in a segment of the show’s latest webisode series  “Wolves.”

Much of the four-part series was filmed at the Endangered Wolf Center, located on the grounds of Washington University’s Tyson Research Center in Eureka, Missouri.

The Center was founded in 1971 by Marlin Perkins and his wife Carol. Marlin Perkins, former director of the Saint Louis Zoo, was the original and longtime host of “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom,” which debuted on NBC in January 1963. Perkins teamed with Jim Fowler to take viewers around the world each week in search of exotic animals.

“Wild Kingdom” now exists online, where current host Stephanie Arne has assumed the role of introducing viewers to the animals. Arne and a film crew visited the Endangered Wolf Center twice, in November 2015 and May 2016. Parts of the program were also filmed at Wolf Park in Battle Ground, Indiana.

The “Wolves” series consists of four parts: “Intro,” “Language,” “Landscape” and “The Pack Way.”

Stephanie Arne

Stephanie Arne, current host of “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom,” during filming at the Endangered Wolf Center near St. Louis.

Links to the series also are available on the Facebook and Twitter pages of “Wild Kingdom” and the Endangered Wolf Center. Both offer news updates so be sure to visit their social media sites.

The “Wild Kingdom” website also offers Did You Know? facts about wolves and a photo gallery.

Earlier webisodes included series on sharks, snakes, stingrays, leopard cubs and many other animals.