Just back from filming in Africa, Jack Hanna made a weekend stop at Busch Gardens. He has been making yearly appearances at the Williamsburg, Virginia theme park for several years now, and this Examiner is happy to have finally had the chance to take in a show.
“Jungle” Jack Hanna is known worldwide for his fun-loving and energetic method of sharing conservation concerns and animal knowledge. He is Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo in Columbus, Ohio and host of “Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures,” “Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild” and “Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown.”
A favorite wherever he goes, Jack Hanna often appears on “Good Morning America” and “The Late Show with David Letterman,” along with some of the most interesting and unique furry, feathered and scaly creatures. His presentation at Busch Gardens was no exception. Along for the ride were animal ambassadors from Busch Gardens and SeaWorld Parks and the Columbus Zoo.
The presentation at Busch Gardens included anecdotes about his recent travels and filming, as well as facts about animals such as their traits and characteristics, natural threats and dangers and conservation efforts on the part of his team and SeaWorld Parks.
Despite having a hoarse voice from so many recent speaking engagements, Jack Hanna gave a fun and educational presentation to a packed audience at the park’s outdoor Teatro di San Marco in the Italy village. I attended the 11:30 show, and I’m sure the other two shows that day were just as jam-packed with fun and information (I just hope he was able to rest his voice for a while!). There was also a breakfast presentation at Castle O’Sullivan and a lunch presentation at Das Festhaus on both Saturday and Sunday.
Check out the photos below for some of the interesting, and quite cute, animal ambassadors that participated in Jack Hanna’s show at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Also, Busch Gardens has a wide variety of unique animals that can be seen on a daily basis. They are in, of all places, Jack Hanna's Wild Reserve, which is located between the Ireland and France areas of the park. Stop by and visit them sometime. To find out more about the animals at Busch Gardens, please visit BuschGardens.com.
Visit Jack Hanna and his wild friends online at JackHanna.com.
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