There won't be lions, tigers and bears, but there will be other exotic animals from all over the world when The Ridgefield Playhouse brings Peter Gros, legendary wildlife expert, environmental conservationist and host of The Original Mutual of Omaha’s “Wild Kingdom” to the stage on Sunday, January 29 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. as part of the Ridgefield Academy Family Series. The New Canaan Land Trust will host a VIP brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with Peter Gros and past host of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Jim Fowler.
An exhibit of work by wildlife artist Betsey Fowler will be in the lobby. Proceeds from the brunch will benefit The New Canaan Land Trust which helps preserve and protect open space in New Canaan. Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, which premiered in 1963, took viewers to the far corners of the world and studied wild animals in their natural habitats.