Dan Breeding, Mutual of Omaha’s “Wild Kingdom” spokesman, hosted informational sessions for attendees from 12-2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m., educating attendees about the featured animals’ habitats and lifestyles. Featured animals include a porcupine, a python, an owl, a lemur, an alligator, a macaw and a black-throated monitor.
Breeding, known as “Dan the Animal Man,” allowed attendees to have their pictures taken with the animals, and those brave enough were allowed to touch them.
Although Mutual of Omaha is an insurance carrier passionate about helping families, the company also pursues and promotes conservation efforts with fervency.
“Wild Kingdom” originally premiered on NBC in 1963 and represented Mutual of Omaha’s dedication to conservation education and efforts. The show aired for nearly a decade, and its reruns aired for an additional decade. The show eventually went off air in the 1980s, but Mutual of Omaha sponsored a new “Wild Kingdom” that debuted in 2002 on Animal Planet and episodes still air today.
“Wild Kingdom” signifies Mutual of Omaha’s 50 years of conservation efforts, as they link their commitment to protecting families’ financial resources with their passion for protecting Earth’s natural resources.
Breeding expressed his commitment to conservation education repeatedly, summarizing his career in televised conservation education and traveling wildlife outreach education.
“This is the true passion of my heart,” Breeding said.
Breeding said he hopes to inspire a passion for conservation in the new generation through his partnership with Mutual of Omaha, his educational outreach program, Wild Animal Encounters, and his Christian ministry, Creatures of Creation.
For more information about Dan Breeding, Wild Animal Encounters availability, or his Creatures of Creation ministry, visit www.wildanimalencounters.com and www.creaturesofcreation.org.