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Jim Fowler, longtime host of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, dies at age 89

Posted: 4:24 PM, May 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-09 22:41:19Z
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OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The longtime host of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, Jim Fowler, has died. He had a passion for wildlife, which he shared with a national audience.

Fowler was known for his big stunts on the show often wrangling snakes and taming tigers.

Wild Kingdom's pilot episode began in 1963. Fowler also made appearances on late night talk shows.

He helped preserve and protect endangered species through his educational and outreach work.

Fowler also helped many parks, wildlife centers and nature preserves lending his design and consultant expertise.

Fowler died Wednesday at age 89.