Jack Hanna Visits The Wilds

by Brittany Harris on October 17, 2010 at 8:09 am

One of America’s favorite zoo keepers is making a stop in Muskingum County.

Wildlife expert Jack Hanna was offering special safari tours to the public at the Wilds Sunday afternoon. It’s known as one of the largest conservation centers in north America.

"For me to come to the Wilds is literally like me leaving the continent of North America because here you’re exposed to animals from all over the world, not just animals, but you’re families are with you," said Jack Hanna.

The Columbus zoo and the Wilds gave 1.4 million dollars last year to conservation projects worldwide. Hanna says that the importance of saving these creatures is vital, but it can’t be done without the support of the public.

"We want you to have fun here at the Wilds, but when you leave here, we want you to be educated, that’s the whole key to any of this. Because if you haven’t been educated then we haven’t done our job here."

Hanna says he is working closely with the Wilds on several projects that they hope to launch in the next year, including camping sites and horseback riding tours.