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Jungle Jack Hanna

Lenoir-Rhyne University will welcome Jack Hanna to its Hickory campus on Monday, March 27 at 7 p.m. in Shuford Memorial Gymnasium. The famous animal expert and conservationist will share the stage with a variety of his favorite animal ambassadors. The doors for the event will open at 6 p.m. and Hanna will be available for autographs beginning at 6:15 p.m. This is Hanna’s second visit to LRU; over 1,300 guests enjoyed his first appearance in October of 2011.


#WelcomeBackJack


Recognized as America’s favorite zookeeper, Jack has made countless television appearances on shows such as Good Morning America, The Late Show with David Letterman, Fox News Programs, and CNN News Programs.

Jack took his infectious energy to the airwaves by creating three nationally televised programs. Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures ran for 10 years and is still currently in syndication. Most recently, the Columbus Zoo and Nationwide Insurance have partnered to sponsor the Emmy Award winning Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild and a show on ABC, Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown.

Ticket Information

Tickets can be purchased with credit card or cash at the LR Box Office in person or by telephone at 828.328.7206. The LR Box Office is located at the entrance of P.E. Monroe Auditorium and is opened Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Discounts and group rates will not apply for this event.

Requests for hearing impaired services should be made two weeks in advance of the event by calling 828.328.3296. The Shuford Gymnasium is handicapped accessible.



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To listen to an interview with Jack Hanna about this event, download the WHKY Talk Radio app. The interview was held on February 3, 2017.