Jack Hanna in 2006
|Born||John Bushnell Hanna
January 2, 1947
Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.
|Other names||Jungle Jack|
|Occupation||Zookeeper and Director of Columbus Zoo(Retired) Conservationalist|
|Spouse(s)||Suzi Egli (1968â€“present) (3 daughters)|
If I find myself afraid or scared, that means I'm doing the wrong thing.
The groundhogs are pretty good at eluding. If somebody is trying to come after a ground hog, they go and they burrow.
I had a very famous trainer tell me once, 'You can usually train a wild animal but never tame a wild animal, ever.' They are always going to be wild, no matter what anybody says.
The snow leopard is absolutely magnificent. It represents really what endangered species are all about.
You know, having raised animals all my life for 50-something years, I would say that you know, I'm fascinated by cats.
Alligators and crocodiles are some of the most aggressive creatures on the planet – they'll take down a boat if you come up to their nest.
The most important thing is to preserve the world we live in. Unless people understand and learn about our world, habitats, and animals, they won't understand that if we don't protect those habitats, we'll eventually destroy ourselves.
The world is the true classroom. The most rewarding and important type of learning is through experience, seeing something with our own eyes.