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Jungle Jack Hannas Home For The Holidays

Media Alert: Friday, November 18, 2011


Nov. 18, 2011

Jennifer Wilson                                                              
Communications Manager

POWELL, Ohio –  Join Jack Jack Hanna and his animal friends for a flurry of fun at Jack Hanna’s Home for the Holidays featuring Santa Paws on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Jack Hanna and his animal friends take the Animals on Safari stage for two special performances during Wildlights. Show times are 6:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Jack will also be available for autographs and book signings between performances.
The fun doesn't stop there! Our animals will celebrate the season during Santa Paws, an enrichment activity that keeps the animals in the holiday spirit by giving them specially wrapped treats using materials that are safe for each animals.
Spread the holiday cheer by bringing approved gifts for our animals and receive one free admission to Wildlights, efficiently powered by gridSMART from AEP Ohio. These enriching gifts encourage our animals to use their natural behaviors and can keep them entertained for hours! This can also be a fun gift for friends and family to give to one of their favorite animals at the Zoo.
For more information and a list of approved gifts for our animals visit and search “Santa Paws”.

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is home to more than 9,000 animals representing 675 species and provides more than $1 million annually to support over 70 conservation projects worldwide.  A recreational and education destination that includes the 22-acre Zoombezi Bay water park and 18-hole Safari Golf Club, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium hosts more than two million visitors annually and was named the #1 Zoo in America by USA Travel Guide.  A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Columbus Zoo has earned Charity Navigator’s prestigious 4-star rating. For more information and to purchase advance Zoo admission tickets, visit