Last Tuesday, Ray and I enjoyed another fun evening at UTA for their Maverick Speaker Series.
Jungle Jack Hanna had a two hour presentation complete with some short film, a chat, and animals from the Dallas Zoo.
Hanna is the Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo, where he was a zookeeper who helped change how zoos are run. He's a conservationist, television personality, and author - working hard to bring awareness to wildlife conservation. He's now 72.
He was interesting, amusing, and could laugh at himself, including a blooper reel for us to see.
The animals he presented via the Dallas Zoo were boas, porcupine from South America, a sloth, and more. The grand finale was a cheetah - wow! Beautiful creature. The young lady zookeepers/animal handlers did a great job.
Best laugh was watching them try to get the sloth from its tree limb into its cage. The slot moved "fast", evading their efforts.
I enjoy the "wild" in our own backyard - i.e. Arlington and its University bringing speakers and sharing education with the public.
Joanne Faries, originally from the Philadelphia area, lives in Texas with her husband Ray. She considers herself fortunate to be able to pursue a writing career after eons in the business world. Joanne enjoys reading and movies, and is the film critic for the Little Paper of San Saba.