Animal Ambassador Jack Hanna

 Jack Hanna, one of the most visible and respected ambassadors between the human and animal worlds, brings Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live to The Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts – Mahaffey Theater Sunday, Jan. 22 at 3 p.m.  Recognized around the country as America’s favorite zookeeper, Hanna – Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium – has made countless television appearances since 1983 on shows such as Good Morning America, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Ellen and many more. When David Letterman retired in 2015, Jack Hanna had made more than 100 appearances on the show during its 30-year iconic late night run.

He won his fourth Daytime Emmy Award in 2016 for his TV series Into the Wild.  Hanna travels the globe talking to people about the countless wonders of the animal kingdom, and the importance of zoological parks in the conservation and restoration of species.  He is an active supporter of Partners In Conservation, the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project, the SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Conservation Fund and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He is also a professional fellow of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.