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Bob Simon's wild kingdom

Bob Simon believed his stories about the plight of threatened wildlife were as compelling and important as any he ever told

From wars to famines, from the Olympics to overthrown dictators, the career of the late Bob Simon spanned five decades. When it came to the world of foreign reporting, Simon had been everywhere and seen everything. But he also had a soft spot for the plight of threatened wildlife. He felt their stories were as compelling and important as any he ever told.

Editor's Note: This video was originally published in February 2011.