I grew up watching Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and Jaques Cousteau explore the oceans. I also loved those Disney nature movies we would get to watch at school when it was raining outside.
It’s tough these days to come up with shows like these classics that the whole family can enjoy together. When we choose a show for a family movie night it invariably pleases one sex (ie princess or super hero) more than another.
We have missed having options like Wild Kingdom to watch with our kids so we have been thrilled by the new Discovery Channel series “Life,” narrated by Oprah Winfrey.
While Oprah’s voice is pleasing and serene, it’s really the amazing, never-before-seen footage of animals in their natural habitats that we find so compelling. We’ve watched pelicans fly and steal other baby birds to eat because overfishing has depleted their natural prey. We have watched birds decorate their nests with colorful flowers to attract mates and we’ve also seen cheetahs working together