For the third year in a row, one of America’s most beloved animal experts, Jack Hanna, took his three-time Emmy Award winning television series to the stage of the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center.
However, his series “Into The Wild Live!” was not the only thing Hanna brought to Shippensburg. Some of the world’s most spectacular animals and footage of some of his wildest adventures accompanied Hanna as well.
“Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live!” was a family event for individuals of all ages. Throughout the show, Hanna displayed and handled exotic animals including a baby kangaroo, sloth, black-footed penguin and two baby cheetahs.
Hanna also showed videos to the audience of him and his family with animals such as mountain gorillas, black bears and elephants. To ensure that even of the individuals seated in the back of the theater did not miss any of the action on stage, the show featured two cameras and a projector screen.
For decades, Hanna traveled the world, from the jungles of Rwanda to the savannas of Australia, exploring every continent and the animals that live on them. His fame and dedication has landed him appearances on “David Letterman” and “Good Morning America.” Hanna has even had Letterman attempt to milk a goat on his show.
At the beginning and at the end of the show, Hanna reminded all of the kids in the audience that nothing is impossible. He told his story of how he wanted to grow up and be a zookeeper, and how no one thought he could achieve it, yet he has surpassed his lifelong goals.
“You can do anything you want to,” Hanna said. “Kids, don’t be afraid to chase your dreams, because I’m living mine.”