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Source: Todd Holmberg, 785-532-6425,
News release prepared by: Rosie Hoefling, 785-532-2535,

Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010


MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium will kick off its 2010-2011 Performance Series with a live show by zookeeper "Jungle" Jack Hanna.

The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, in McCain Auditorium.

Hanna's show, "Into the Wild Live," features many of his favorite animal friends, as well as fascinating and humorous stories and footage from his adventures around the world. Audiences give him rave reviews and everyone from the youngest child to the oldest adult can be entertained and inspired.

Recognized around the country as America's favorite zookeeper, Hanna has made countless television appearances since 1983. He has been featured on TV shows such as "Good Morning America," CNN's "Larry King Live," "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and the "Late Show with David Letterman."

Hanna also has created two of his own nationally syndicated television programs -- "Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures" and most recently, "Jack Hanna's Into the Wild," which won an Emmy for outstanding children's series in its first season.

Tickets for the performance are on sale now. Prices start at $12 for K-State students and $24 for the general public. Discounts for K-State faculty and staff, military and children are available. Tickets can be purchased at the McCain Auditorium box office, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, or by calling 785-532-6428. More information is available online at