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The iconic 'Wild Kingdom' is coming back to TV

An endangered desert tortoise in the middle of a road in the eastern Mojave Desert near Ivanpah, Calif., just south of the Nevada state line. (Reed Saxon/AP)
An endangered desert tortoise in the middle of a road in the eastern Mojave Desert near Ivanpah, Calif., just south of the Nevada state line. (Reed Saxon/AP)

It’s been 60 years since we were first introduced to the hidden wonders of our natural world and the importance of wildlife conservation with Mutual of Omaha’s “Wild Kingdom.” And now, a brand new iteration of the iconic show will be coming back to our TVs beginning this Saturday.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with new hosts and wildlife experts Peter Gros and Rae Wynn-Grant, who will be showcasing conservation success stories across the United States.

Watch on YouTube.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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