Peter Gros from the Original Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom
Wildlife expert Peter Gros from the Original Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom returns with friendly exotic animals LIVE on stage! This show is dedicated to the memory of one of the original Wild Kingdom hosts Jim Fowler, a Connecticut resident who donated much of his land to New Canaan land trust and recently passed away. Meet Jim’s wife, Betsey Fowler, in the lobby before the show and view her extraordinary Wildlife Art Exhibit.
In his popular live shows, Gros shares his wildlife adventures through a mix of storytelling and entertaining video clips and bloopers. As he introduces audiences of all ages to some of his exotic animal friends, he brings awareness to issues of conservation, travel and wildlife filming. Some of the many animals that have appeared with Peter Gros at past performances include a Eurasian eagle owl, an Australian kookaburra that sings with the audience, a 17-foot Burmese python named “Julius Squeezer” that the audience can help hold, a giant African crested porcupine, a lemur and much more! Gros is a frequent lecturer on conservation and preservation at universities, zoos, theaters and nature and science centers around the nation.
The Leir Foundation Arts for Everyone recipient for this show is the Starfish Connection. Additional sponsorship provided by Union Savings Bank.