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ITHACA, N.Y. — America’s most beloved animal expert, Jack Hanna, brings his three-time Emmy Award-winning television series to the live stage with Into the Wild Live! at The State Theatre of Ithaca on March 6th, 2016 at 3pm. Tickets ($22.50-$45) are on sale now and can be purchased at www.stateofithaca.com,(607) 277-8283 or the in person at The State Theatre Box Office located at 105 West State Street.

This show is a part of the Tompkins Trust Company and CSP Management Family Series

In this live show, prepare to be fascinated as Jungle Jack takes you into the wild with a spectacular array of incredible animals.

Jack Hanna and the Columbus Zoo photo shoot collaboration with Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co.

Jack will also share humorous stories and amazing footage from his adventures all around the world from Africa, to the Amazon, to Antarctica and beyond. He will also inspire with his passion and dedication to wildlife conservation.

Audiences can expect to see approximately fifteen animals in the live experience. The exact animals to appear aren’t confirmed until soon before the show since each animal must receive medical clearance.

However, fans can expect to see animals such as a baby cheetah, kangaroo, baby tiger, two-toed sloth, penguin and much more.

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Recognized around the country as America’s favorite zookeeper, Jack has made countless television appearances on shows such as Good Morning America, Ellen, and The Late Show with David Lettermanwhere he has made nearly 100 appearances.

In 2013, Jack celebrated his 35th “Hanna-versary” as Director Emeritus with the Columbus Zoo and Good Morning America celebrated their 30 year relationship with Jack with a series of special segments.

In 1993, Jack became the host of Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures, a nationally syndicated television series which ran for over ten years. In October 2007, his current tv series, Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild,was born.

This unscripted and action-packed series shows Jack and his family as they explore the corners of the globe and discover amazing animals and cultures.

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Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild is the recipient of three Emmy Awards, winning in the category of Outstanding Children’s Series in 2008, 2012 and 2013.

Tickets  for Jack Hanna’s Into The Wild Live  range from $22.50 to $45 and are available through the State Theatre Box Office at 105 W. State/MLK Jr. St., by calling 607-277-8283, or online at www.stateofithaca.com.

Jack Hanna’s Into The Wild LIVE  is sponsored Sciarabba Walker & Co LLP, Triphammer Wine and Spirits, Travis Hyde Properties, The SPCA of Tompkins County and is a part of the Tompkins Trust Company and CSP Management Family Series.

State Theatre of Ithaca Inc. is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that owns and operates Tompkins County’s last remaining historic theatre. Their mission is to enhance the cultural life of Ithaca and the Finger Lakes by preserving, operating and promoting the historic State Theatre as an active venue for national, international and community performances and programming. Over 65,000 people will attend events there during the 2015/16 season. 

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Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at jalmendarez@ithacavoice.com; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.