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July 28, 2010
TV host and zookeeper Jack Hanna says he took his own advice and used pepper spray on a grizzly bear headed toward him. The Columbus Zoo director emeritus and frequent David Letterman guest said he was with his wife and other hikers in Montana's Glacier National Park on Saturday when a bear cub, weighing about 125 pounds, charged them. Hanna told the Columbus Dispatch that he held up a canister of pepper spray, which he takes routinely on hikes. It took three doses, the last one right in his face, but the bear finally turned and fled.
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October 4, 2013 | By David Wharton
Forget about golf, the biggest story from the President's Cup this week has been Sammy the Squirrel. The rodent has become an overnight media star after snuggling with Tiger Woods and his girlfriend, skier Lindsey Vonn, at the Muirfield Village golf course in Ohio. Sammy became the American team's unofficial mascot on Thursday when assistant coach Davis Love III found it near the second hole and, fearing it might get trampled, scooped it up. The Americans were doing well against their competitors , the International team, so Love hung onto his new pal. "My dad always picked up sticks for good luck and he told me I had to keep it as long as we were winning holes," said Love, who is a hunter and outdoorsman.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 2012 | By Katherine Tulich, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Nothing seems to stop "Jungle" Jack Hanna. Facing down dangerous animals and persnickety late-night hosts, the congenial wildlife expert and dedicated conservationist in the trademark khaki suit has been TV fixture for the last 30 years. Now, despite having just undergone a double knee replacement, Hanna is doing a national theater tour that comes to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach on Saturday. "As long as I don't have to run around too much after any animals I will be fine," he laughed by phone from his home in Montana, where he is recuperating.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 2012 | By Katherine Tulich, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Nothing seems to stop "Jungle" Jack Hanna. Facing down dangerous animals and persnickety late-night hosts, the congenial wildlife expert and dedicated conservationist in the trademark khaki suit has been TV fixture for the last 30 years. Now, despite having just undergone a double knee replacement, Hanna is doing a national theater tour that comes to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach on Saturday. "As long as I don't have to run around too much after any animals I will be fine," he laughed by phone from his home in Montana, where he is recuperating.
NEWS
November 8, 1992 | SUSAN KING, Times Staff Writer
Energetic Jack Hanna, director of the Columbus (Ohio) Zoo, has become a household name thanks to his appearances with creatures great and small on "Good Morning, America," "Larry King Live!" and, most memorably, "Late Night With David Letterman." Hanna, 45, is the host of the nationally syndicated weekly series "ZooLife With Jack Hanna." The series, in its second season, focuses on habitats, wildlife parks, reserves, zoos, aquariums and conservation efforts around the globe.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 2011
The Early Show The winners of "Survivor. " (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Cee Lo Green; "The Real Housewives of New Jersey"; Ed Asner. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Rachael Ray Mario Lopez. (N) 9 a.m. KCBS Live With Regis and Kelly Jimmy Kimmel; Jane Lynch; "American Idol" castoff James Durbin performs. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Randy Jackson; Suze Orman. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors (N)
SPORTS
October 4, 2013 | By David Wharton
Forget about golf, the biggest story from the President's Cup this week has been Sammy the Squirrel. The rodent has become an overnight media star after snuggling with Tiger Woods and his girlfriend, skier Lindsey Vonn, at the Muirfield Village golf course in Ohio. Sammy became the American team's unofficial mascot on Thursday when assistant coach Davis Love III found it near the second hole and, fearing it might get trampled, scooped it up. The Americans were doing well against their competitors , the International team, so Love hung onto his new pal. "My dad always picked up sticks for good luck and he told me I had to keep it as long as we were winning holes," said Love, who is a hunter and outdoorsman.
NATIONAL
September 18, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Animal expert Jack Hanna and an 11-month-old flamingo became trapped while trying to squeeze through a security turnstile at a closed airport. Hanna, the director emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and a frequent guest on nationally televised talk shows, said: "I never thought about the crate being square and the turnstile being round," he said. Hanna, 60, pushed the flamingo's 2-by-3 compartment into the turnstile, then continued pushing while straddling the crate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1997
Renowned animal expert Jack Hanna spoke to a group of parents and children near USC on Tuesday to spread a message that owning a pet can increase self-esteem, improve the quality of family time and teach children about life and death. "In an era of dwindling family time, overpopulated school environments and often hostile neighborhoods, a pet can make a big difference in a child's positive development," Hanna told a group at the Hoover Intergenerational Center.
NEWS
October 13, 1996 | LEE HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A young boy (Thomas Ian Nicholas) is magically transported from a Little League baseball game to the 12th century in A Kid in King Arthur's Court (Disney Channel, Sunday at 7 p.m.). He has been brought from the 20th century to save Camelot but first must overcome his own fear. For ages 8 to 12. * Steven Spielberg's first feature-length animated film, An American Tail (Disney Channel, Monday at 7 p.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 2011
The Early Show The winners of "Survivor. " (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Cee Lo Green; "The Real Housewives of New Jersey"; Ed Asner. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Rachael Ray Mario Lopez. (N) 9 a.m. KCBS Live With Regis and Kelly Jimmy Kimmel; Jane Lynch; "American Idol" castoff James Durbin performs. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Randy Jackson; Suze Orman. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors (N)
ENTERTAINMENT
July 28, 2010
TV host and zookeeper Jack Hanna says he took his own advice and used pepper spray on a grizzly bear headed toward him. The Columbus Zoo director emeritus and frequent David Letterman guest said he was with his wife and other hikers in Montana's Glacier National Park on Saturday when a bear cub, weighing about 125 pounds, charged them. Hanna told the Columbus Dispatch that he held up a canister of pepper spray, which he takes routinely on hikes. It took three doses, the last one right in his face, but the bear finally turned and fled.
NEWS
November 8, 1992 | SUSAN KING, Times Staff Writer
Energetic Jack Hanna, director of the Columbus (Ohio) Zoo, has become a household name thanks to his appearances with creatures great and small on "Good Morning, America," "Larry King Live!" and, most memorably, "Late Night With David Letterman." Hanna, 45, is the host of the nationally syndicated weekly series "ZooLife With Jack Hanna." The series, in its second season, focuses on habitats, wildlife parks, reserves, zoos, aquariums and conservation efforts around the globe.
NATIONAL
May 14, 2002 | From Associated Press
Surgeons were unable to reattach a zookeeper's arm after it was torn off by a 350-pound lion as the woman took her parents and boyfriend on a behind-the-scenes tour of the animal's sleeping quarters at Busch Gardens. State wildlife officials, meanwhile, began an investigation into what led to Sunday's attack. The 21-year-old zookeeper, whose name was not released, was in serious condition Monday, Busch Gardens officials said. The officials said the 12-year-old lion would not be destroyed.
NEWS
May 8, 1994 | N.F. MENDOZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sticking his head through a hole in a wall has worked out quite nicely for comedian and performance artist Marc Weiner. Now in its second season, Nickelodeon Weinerville continues to bring Weiner's half-man/half-puppet learning adventures to the cable network. Weiner, whose cartoonish sets have openings for a human head and a puppet body, has turned a onetime gag into skits that he says "entertain, while getting a message in there."
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