In Memory of Dr. Jim Fowler, Explorer

May 08, 2019

In Memory of Jim Fowler

In Memory of Jim Fowler

NORWALK, CONNECTICUT - Dr. Jim Fowler, 89, a great and esteemed friend, Honored Advisor to the World Air League, Honorary President of the Explorers Club, American professional zoologist and host of the acclaimed wildlife documentary television show Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom passed onward this May 8, 2019. James Mark Fowler was born on April 9, 1930, in Albany, Ga. His father, Earl, was a soil scientist for the federal Soil Conservation Service, and his mother, Ada Fowler, was a homemaker who had been active in the women’s suffrage movement.

Jim is survived by his wife, Betsey, and his children Mark and Carrie.


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"The continued existence of wildlife and wilderness is important to the quality of life of humans. Our challenge for the future is that we realize we are very much a part of the Earth's ecosystem, and we must learn to respect and live according to the basic biological laws of nature."

"Almost all of the social tragedies occurring around the world today are caused by ignoring the basic biological laws of nature ... The quicker we humans learn that saving open space and wildlife is critical to our welfare and quality of life, maybe we'll start thinking of doing something about it."

Jim Fowler

Jim's legacy was educating about wildlife species and raising awareness about preserving environments. We must recognize that we are stewards of this planet. Jim left us with a mission to carry on. We are thankful for his guidance and friendship.