Item description for Jungle Jack: My Wild Life by Jack Hanna & Amy Parker...
Overview The Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo recounts his animal adventures from five decades, including how he transformed the zoo into a state-of-the-art facility, his work on television, and the importance of animal conservation.
Jungle Jack is the completely revised and updated authorized biography of one of our most beloved zookeepers, Jack Hanna.
When the Columbus Zoo hired Jack Hanna as executive director in 1978, he inherited an outdated zoo where all the animals were caged and the buildings were run down. With the kind of work ethic and enthusiasm hes become known for, Hanna brought new life to the zoo, transforming it into the state-of-the-art facility it is today. It was an achievement for which he was well prepared: Hanna was only eleven years old when he got his first job with animals-cleaning cages for the family vet. As a newlywed, he and his wife, Suzi, ran a pet shop and petting zoo, and he later worked for a wildlife adventure outfit. Youve probably seen Hanna as a wildlife correspondent with his animal friends on The Late Show with David Letterman, Larry King Live, Entertainment Tonight, and Hannity & Colmes. Full of unpredictable animal escapades and the occasional tragedy, this book takes readers on an enjoyable safari through the life of "Jungle" Jack Hanna.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.2" Height: 1.2" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Sep 2, 2008
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 1595551514 ISBN13 9781595551511
Availability 0 units.
More About Jack Hanna & Amy Parker
Jack Hanna is an award-winning television personality, global adventurer, wildlife expert, and passionate storyteller. He has won three Emmy awards for his show "Jack Hanna's Into the Wild," and along with his family-friendly Saturday morning show, "Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown," he has more than three million weekly television viewers. Jack Hanna also serves as the Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo, a Good Morning America Animal Correspondent, and a featured wildlife guest on the Late Show with David Letterman.
Reviews - What do customers think about Jungle Jack: My Wild Life?
Love Jack Hanna! Feb 20, 2010
I lived in Columbus, OH at the time when Jack Hanna was the Zoo director and watched an old outdated zoo become an amazing habitat zoo. The animals went from small crowded iron bar cages to open wild habitat environments. Wonderful. We had a family zoo memebership and we were at the zoo freqently--in all seasons. My son even atteneded a children's day camp there one summer. My children were so used toseeing Jack wandering around the zoo that they felt like they knew him and would run to him. He always welcomed their hugs. Love this book. Admire the man.
Fun trip through Jack's Life! Dec 5, 2009
Well wriiten, easy read account of the wonderful animal explorer and advocate Jack Hanna.Why pay more somewhere else! Enjoy.
Jungle Jack May 23, 2009
This book is just awesome from cover to cover! You get excited about wildlife just reading this book! Jack is a wonderful wildlife conservationist and you'll love reading his stories from past to present.
a great tale Feb 22, 2009
I was greatly entertained by this book! As a Jungle Jack fan for many years, and having visited the Columbus Zoo many times, this book provided a lot of entertainment and laughs for me. It also provided a lot of insight into Jack's life, personally and professionally. I found it very interesting.
A must for every age Jan 26, 2009
"Jungle Jack: My Wild Life" has got to be one of the funniest books I have ever read. If you have ever been to a zoo, you will find Jack Hanna's new book not only informative, but one of the best commedies you will ever read! I ride the bus to and from work, an hour each way, so I read a lot of books. I was getting some of the strangest looks when I was reading Jack's book because I would bust out laughing, almost to tears. A "tip of the hat" to Jack Hanna for all of the great work he is doing for zoo's everywhere.