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2014-05-06 23:03:44

Wildlife Correspondent to Help Raise Awareness of 700,000 Living with a Brain Tumor Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Inspired by his daughter’s courageous battle against brain tumors, Wildlife Correspondent Jack Hanna has teamed up with the American Brain Tumor Association to raise awareness and promote greater understanding of the disease in observation of Brain Tumor Awareness Month this May. At the age of 2, Hanna’s youngest daughter, Julie, was diagnosed with leukemia and went...

2014-04-23 23:00:30

The beloved naturalist/adventurer will talk about his experiences and introduce a menagerie of live animals. Tickets are on sale now; sell-outs are expected. Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Celebrated zookeeper Jack Hanna will recount his adventures in the wild while displaying a menagerie of live animal friends in two special shows on Wed., May 7 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. The animal adventures will begin at 2 & 7:30 p.m. in the Aquarium’s IMAX Theater. Tickets are $50...

2012-02-13 08:00:00

The Feline Conservation Federation (FCF) favors regulations for safe and humane exotic animal husbandry that allow present and future owners to be a part of captive conservation. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 13, 2012 Ohio resident Terry Thompson released his menagerie of bears, lions, tigers, monkeys and pumas before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. This tragedy has prompted calls by some for a complete ban on the private ownership of exotics. The Feline Conservation Federation...

2011-01-31 09:28:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- South African Airways Vacations® has introduced Jack Hanna Safaris, a new brand of packages designed by the wildlife expert and host of Jack Hanna's Into the Wild television series. Developed in partnership with the Mantis Collection, the packages will take enthusiasts through the same itinerary Jack himself experienced throughout travels in 2010 that were chronicled in this season's episodes of Into the Wild. During...

2009-06-11 15:06:00

SANDUSKY, Ohio, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, OH teamed with renowned animal expert and director emeritus of the Columbus Zoo, Jack Hanna, to unveil its Safari Adventures animal park. Safari Adventures, which is open to resort guests and travelers on day trips, offers educational and interactive meetings with giraffe, zebra, ostrich and more. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090611/CG31416) Bringing to life the African animals seen in photos, murals, and...

2009-04-21 17:08:17

Columbus Zoo said more than 9,000 people have sent in suggestions for the Ohio attraction's Name the Baby Elephant Contest. The zoo said officials will whittle the suggestions for the elephant born at the zoo March 27 down to three finalists that the public will be able to vote for on the zoo's Web site from Saturday to May 6, The Columbus Dispatch reported Tuesday. Officials said suggestions from the public include Barack, Obama, Dumbo, Peanut and Jack -- a reference to famed zookeeper and...

2008-07-27 12:00:32

By Tim Feran, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 27--Once a month, Home & Garden visits a central Ohioan's home to peek at the room most readily associated with his or her line of work or play. Jack Hanna calls Rebecca Rose "Miss Rain Forest," partly because of her love of the jungles of the world and partly because of her lush and dense backyard, which just so happens to be located on a street appropriately named Amazon. Rose, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium's field conservation...

2008-07-18 06:00:35

By Roger Schlueter, Belleville News-Democrat, Ill. Jul. 18--LEBANON -- Bluegrass stars, big-band extravaganzas -- even the most famous radio drama of all time -- are but a few of the highlights on McKendree University's third Spotlight Series starting this fall. Tickets are on sale for the eight programs that also will feature the Ailey II dance company and the return of The New Shanghai Circus. In addition, the college already has set another George E. McCammon Distinguished Speakers...

2008-07-06 18:00:20

By Kathy Lynn Gray, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 6--He calls himself the "third J," right behind Jerry and Jack. "If my name was Mark, it wouldn't work," jokes Jeff Swanagan, the new executive director of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. On Tuesday, Swanagan took the job Jerry Borin held for 15 years, and before that, TV star Jack Hanna. And while his mantra is to listen, listen and listen before laying out goals and plans, the 50-year-old former Columbus Zoo employee already has a...


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