Wild Kingdom

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Revamped classic brings nature's wonders up close.

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Positive Messages

The show encourages an emotional attachment to animals and raises awareness about environmental issues that threaten their survival.

Positive Role Models & Representations

People on the show use animals to inspire curiosity and empathy.

Violence & Scariness

Predatory animals hunt and kill for food.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Wild Kingdom offers a realistic view of life among wild animals in their natural habitats. Ecological and environmental concerns are central to each episode as viewers learn about endangered wildlife and forestland. Some young viewers may be upset by scenes of predators hunting and killing their prey. Be prepared to answer kids' questions about the animals and their behavior.

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Teen, 13 years old Written byMiloub April 24, 2011

Perfect for older kids, and tweens.

Awesome, just a bit gorey alot of killing and hunting that may be scary to little kids.
Kid, 10 years old April 9, 2008

This show is great, but...

Well, It's a great show, an' I watch it a lot, but it's not that good for kids under 7. There are a lot of hunting and killing scenes which may s... Continue reading

What's the story?

MUTUAL OF OMAHA'S WILD KINGDOM is a virtual field trip into the natural habitat of all sorts of wild animals. Beautifully filmed and expertly narrated (most recently by Alec Baldwin), the award-winning show continues to set the standard for wildlife documentaries. Episodes have chronicled topics as varied as wolves' adaptability in areas populated by humans; relationships among killer whales, elephant seals, and king penguins; and the first film footage of the highly endangered and elusive Butaan lizard. The show explains animals' amazing survival tactics, dispels myths about them, and highlights their battles against extinction.

Is it any good?

In coming face-to-face with the delicate balance of nature, viewers may pause to consider the future of these animals -- and humans' roles in preserving it. Wild Kingdom is educational family TV at its best.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about Wild Kingdom's views on preserving nature. How do animals end up on the endangered species list? What might be the outcome of losing natural forestland? How have humans affected the lives of wild animals? What can we do to ensure their continued existence and the health of their environments?

  • How does Wild Kingdom inspire curiosity and empathy? Why are those important character strengths?

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For kids who love animals

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