“Jungle Jack” Hanna visited the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society on Friday, February 21, 2014, at the Zoo’s Melvin J. and Claire Levine Animal Care Complex, thanks to a special invitation issued to him by Amanda Joy, the Zoo’s Gift Shop Manager, and Kathie Comerford, Board Member for the Zoo.
After greeting staff members and keepers, he said, “Conservation cannot happen without education.”
“I’m so proud of the zoo world today, what a difference they make for all animals,” he continued.
Hanna’s wife, Suzi, talked about how rainforests are being destroyed in third world countries, because of demand for oranges. She said people should be encouraged to eat Florida oranges. She also said cattle is in high demand, so she urged everyone to eat one less hamburger a week.
Jack Hanna told zookeepers, “Every time you go out there and speak to crowds, show them your passion and act like it’s your first time. Share the enthusiasm!”
Hanna said he hopes to become more involved in the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society in the future, and staff members were grateful for his time and encouragement.