Theme Park News

Jack Hanna at Busch Gardens TampaOn January 13, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will welcome back “Jungle Jack” Hanna for a special Earth Day celebration. The world-renowned animal specialist will bring his animal expertise to the Tampa Bay theme park for a fun-filled day of wild animal shows, autograph sessions and special meet-and-greets.

Guests can hear the wild tales of Hanna’s animal adventures as well as learn incredible animal facts during special animal shows in the Stanleyville Theater on January 13 at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Admission to see Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures is included in regular Busch Gardens’ admission.

Hanna will also lead families through a two and a half hour wild Serengeti night tour where guests will get to see the Serengeti Plain and all of its exotic animals like they never have before – at night! Observe the nocturnal behaviors of hyenas, lions and hippos during this unique safari tour. Guests will then go on a guided safari expedition with a night vision monocular. The night ends with a gathering around the bonfire where Hanna entertains the crowd with stories of his African adventures.

That same evening, families can also enjoy a sleepover with the zookeeper where he’ll take you on an overnight adventure that includes going behind the scenes and encountering wildlife at night and an animal encounter hosted by “Jungle Jack” himself.

Lastly, Pass Members will be able to enjoy an exclusive breakfast with Hanna the next morning.

The Serengeti Night Safari, Jack Hanna Sleepover and Pass Member breakfast are not included in regular theme park admission.

If you can’t make it to Busch Gardens on Jan. 13 you can still get a taste of Jack Hanna at Jack Hanna’s Wild Reserve where you’ll learn about the world of endangered and exotic animals and what an essential role they have in the balance of our planet.

Hanna is best known for his role in the Emmy Award-winning television series “Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild,” in which he invites audiences to join him on his expeditions around the globe. He also hosts “Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown” Saturday mornings on ABC affiliates around the world.

One of Hanna’s missions in life is to help save the animals he has traveled the world to see. He’s dedicated much of his life to educating the pubic on endangered animals and empowering people to help save them.  Jack Hanna’s Heroes has been established to support the people and organizations that are working everyday to help make the world a better place for animals.

To learn more about Jack Hanna’s animals and his protection, rehabilitation and conservation efforts don’t miss the famous zookeeper Jan. 13 at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. You can find great deals on Busch Gardens tickets right here on