America's Favorite Zookeeper
- Huffington Post
In 1978, Jack Hanna's career took flight when he became the executive director of the Columbus Zoo in Ohio, which was then struggling and in sore need of rejuvenation. His arrival -- along with his keen understanding of public relations -- transformed the floundering establishment into the state-of-the-art zoo it is today; a remarkable turnaround. Outside of the Zoo, Hanna appears in the homes of millions of Americans through his own successful television show, Jack Hanna's Into the Wild.
In addition to serving on the boards of several educational institutions, Hanna is also an active supporter of the Leukemia Society, Partners in Conservation, The Mountain Gorilla Project, and the Busch Conservation Fund. He is also a Professional Fellow of the American Zoo & Aquarium Association. Whatever Hanna's role, he remains an adventurer at heart, never hesitating to jump at the chance to travel, explore, and support the animal world.
An Evening with "Jungle Jack" Hanna
In his popular presentations, Jack Hanna uses his special window into the animal world to share his globetrotting experiences and timeless tales. Highlighting his many adventures with a mix of video clips, introducing animals to audience members, and telling inspirational stories that deal with issues of conservation, travel, and wildlife, Hanna's fascinating stories have been thrilling and educating audiences across the country for years. Showcasing his dynamic stage presence and his undeniable and infectious love of animals, his presentations can also be customized to specific groups.