AKRON, Ohio – The Akron Zoo is proud to present “Wild Times with Jungle Jack Hanna” at the Akron Civic Theatre on Thursday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. Hanna, an author, television personality, conservationist, and Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and several of his wildest friends from the animal kingdom will educate and entertain guests of all ages. The 75-minute show is sponsored by the Robert O. Orr & Annamae Orr Family Foundation and tickets start at $22 with proceeds benefiting the Akron Zoo’s new exhibit the Mike & Mary Stark Grizzly Ridge, which is expected to open in late summer 2013.
During the show Hanna will educate and entertain people about the many animal ambassadors from the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium that will accompany Jungle Jack on stage and share humorous stories about animals and his experiences.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, December 19, 2012. Tickets are available at the Akron Civic Theatre Box Office, by calling (330) 253-2488 or online at www.akroncivic.com or Ticketmaster (1-800-745-3000). Reserved tickets are $22 and $32; $75 tickets are available and include the show and a private meet & greet prior to the show with Jungle Jack and some of his animals, plus appetizers; $200 level tickets are available though the Akron Zoo only and include a guided hard hat tour of Grizzly Ridge at 3 p.m. with appetizers, the private meet and greet and the show.
The Akron Zoo is open 361 days a year. The Akron Zoo hours are 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and admission is $6 per person. Children under two are free and parking is $2. For more information visit www.akronzoo.org or call (330) 375-2550.
Founded in 1953, the Akron Zoo is a non-profit, world conservation Zoo with over 700 animals from around the world. Located just west of Downtown Akron, the Zoo strives to provide a dynamic, financially responsible, guest centered animal experience that is energized by innovation and fun. The Akron Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). With its more than 200 accredited members, AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation, and your link to helping animals in their native habitats.
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