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I think Stan Brock is one of the coolest real-life personalities I've
ever seen! Right down to the "dude" name! On TVs "Mutual of
Omaha's Wild Kingdom", Stan can do just about anything! He's
interesting to watch because he's like an action hero from movies.
Stan grew up with the Wapishana Indians in the
Central Amazon Basin. And he grew up tough! He survived
dengue fever, malaria, wild animal attacks, and encounters with
Longhorn cattle and mustang horses without the help of a doctor.
Many of his neighbors died. "We were 25-35 days march to the
nearest town with no health care," Stan recalled of this period.
He ultimately became a pilot and cut the trip down to two hours.
Brock is actually one of the first accomplished Amazon bush pilots.
In the 1960s, Stan made his claim-to-fame as a
recurring co-host on TVs legendary nature show, "Mutual of Omaha's Wild
Kingdom". Marlin Perkins was the top guy and Jim Fowler his
sidekick. Stan was like an extra sidekick. He wasn't in
every episode, but was a recurring contributor and a strong enough
presence to be remembered as one of Wild Kingdom's "main guys".
If you ask any longtime fan of the TV show, he or she will remember
Stan Brock. He's absolutely awesome!
Certainly Stan's experience on "Wild Kingdom" must
have added to his already rich background in exploration and
discovery. Since that time, he has become a noted authority on
wildlife conservation and management and an expert on all aspects of
rainforests. He also discovered a new species of bat in the
Northern Amazon Basin now called by science, "Vampyresa brockii".
Besides English, Stan can speak Portuguese, Spanish,
and Wapishana. He's a physical fitness expert and a 1st Cho Dan
Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do Karate. Currently (2009), he works as
an airline transport pilot with flight instructor certificates.
Brock has written on numerous subjects, and has had five books
published in hardcover as well as numerous articles in "Reader's
Digest" and other magazines.
Brock is the founder and president of RAM, Remote
Area Medical Volunteer Corps, established in 1985. On top of all
his other impressive achievements, he is a pioneer in developing
no-cost health care. About 26,000 people in some form of medicine
have helped out. Around 300,000 people to date have benefitted
from this volunteer health care.
Before founding RAM, he spent 15 years as General
Manager of the Rupununi Development Company Dadanawa Ranch in
Guyana. This is still the world's largest cattle ranch, boasting
an impressive 4,000 square miles in area, and an even more impressive
head of 40,000 cattle, 2,000 horses, and 1,200 sheep. At this
previous occupation he gained extensive experience in range management,
beef marketing, and veterinary experience. He now lives in
"Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" (1963-1988 TV Series)...Himself,
"The Corner Bar" (1972-1973 TV Series)
"Escape From Angola" (1976)...James Mallory [aka "Return to Africa"]
"Tavis Smiley" (2004-? TV Series)
21, 2009 (2009)...Himself
- Royal Ontario Museum, Mammalogy Department...Research Associate
...and my own research!