A new season of the most iconic animal television show of all time returns tonight.
'Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom,' a staple of the Sunday nights of my childhood, airs tonight at 7pm on Animal Planet.
'Wild Kingdom,' which debuted in 1963, may no longer be narrated by that picture of calm, Marlin Perkins, while Jim Fowler thrashes around with vicious animals in the brush. But the show still has plenty of excitement, and it still takes viewers all over the globe to chronicle the struggles and triumphs of some of the world's most endangered and most fascinating creatures.
Things begin tonight with the remarkable story of a female sea otter in Northern California who inexplicably leaves her home in the open seas for a marina in Monterey Bay. Watch as boat slip owner Jim Capwell makes it his personal mission to save the otter mom and her pups.