About Jim Fowler

Jim Fowler
In Memoriam
Apr 9, 1930 - May 8, 2019
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Host of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom

Zoologist & Television Host

Jim started his career with animals at John Hamlet’s Birds of Prey in Florida as a trainer and lecturer. Stints in Africa and South America studying the Harpy eagle gave him invaluable field experience. His first exposure to Marlin Perkins was in 1955 when he did a Zoo Parade television show that was filmed in Florida.

When Marlin transitioned from Zoo Parade to a new show called Wild Kingdom he called Jim to join him as co-host in 1963. Jim was involved with the Zoological Association of America and helped to design exhibits at Chehaw Zoo in Georgia.