Carol Perkins

Carol Perkins
12:46 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Carol Perkins, Conservationist And Humanitarian, Dies At 95

Carol Perkins while on safari in East Africa In the early 1980s. Perkins has died at the age of 95.
(Courtesy Saint Louis Zoo)

Updated 5:52 p.m.

Carol Perkins, a conservationist and humanitarian and the widow of famed zoologist Marlin Perkins, has died.

The Saint Louis Zoo says Carol Perkins died Saturday at her home in Clayton, Mo. She was 95 and had been in declining health.

Marlin Perkins was the director of the Saint Louis Zoo who gained international fame after becoming host of television's "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" in 1962. The program aired for 26 years until his death in 1986.

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