Jungle Jack: My Wild Life (Google eBook)

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Sep 2, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
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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When the Columbus Zoo hired Jack Hanna as executive director in 1978, he inherited an outdated zoo where all the animals were caged and the buildings were run down.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 he's 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. You've 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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User Review  - Sheila - Goodreads

The book is very interesting and tells of Jack's rise to the best zoo man there is Read full review

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User Review  - Robin Sloan - Goodreads

I was so happy with everything about this book. It was refreshing [and oddly comforting] to listen to the intelligent and capable side of a man that has spent his career being goofy and fun. A career ... Read full review

Selected pages


Down on the Farm
Hannas ArkA Growing Menagerie
Starting Over
Back to the Wild
Hello Columbus
Monkeys on the Interstate
To the Rescue
Monkey BusinessPromoting the
The Circle of Life
Lights Camera Animals
Into the Wild
Land of a Thousand Hills
Montana Hannas
My Girls
ZoosThe Last Hope?

Handle with Care
Gorillas in Our Midst

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About the author (2008)

Jack Hanna is the Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo. In addition to writing award-winning children's books, he also hosts the Emmy-award winning, "Into the Wild" show. He and his animals are frequent and favorite guests of David Letterman and Larry King.

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