Jack Hanna shows off animals and life skills at Keswick Theater

Alex Lloyd Gross-Photo- Delaware Valley News.com Jack Hanna shows off a lemur

By Alex Lloyd Gross

Alex Lloyd Gross- Photo- Delaware Valley News.com Jack Hanna

Jack Hanna,  the animal expert brought his show to the Keswick Theater  in Glenside Pennsylvania. during the weekend of February 17,  2019 .  As soon as he took  the stage, his first words to the audience was to find what you like to do and do it. Learn about it. His first job was with animals when he was 11 years old. He worked at a veterinarians office cleaning up and running errands. decades later he was in charge of the Columbus Zoo.

Alex Lloyd Gross Photo- Delaware Valley News.com Jack Hanna makes a point during his show.

The show featured animals being brought onto the stage and being put on a small table. As the animal would crawl around, Hanna or his team would teach the audience about that animal. Like a baby kangaroo, which has a very long toenail. It can kill someone if they get kicked by it.  A sloth was brought out to hang around upside down, as Hanna talked about how prehistoric they are and the fact that they really do not move that much.  They will hand in trees and eat their food. They can hang upside down for hours at a time and be totally fine.

Jack Hanna showed some videos of his travels. He has been on every continent twice. Some of the videos show an animal sanctuary for  domestic animals  with disabilities.  In Africa, he showed an huge migration of over 1,000,000  wilder beasts and zebras . At one point, the animals had to cross the river that was infested with crocodiles.

Back on stage, he brought out some lemurs and a cheetah, as well as other rarities, such as bush babies. This creature  repeatedly jumped from his handler to Hanna’s neck. Hanna would make jokes about it with his staff.  “We added a blooper reel for the videos, to conclude the how. It’s one of the most popular things there.  A giraffe eats my hair, an ostrich kicks me in the privates, everybody laughs at that, except me,” Hanna said. during a pre show interview.

This is not the first time that Jack Hanna is been to this area  and it certainly will not be the last.  During his next tour, you should go and bring your kids.  It’s a fun thing to do and you will learn about animals.