Banana Ball Brings Jack Hanna Back To The Chattanooga Zoo Sept. 28

Monday, August 19, 2019

The Chattanooga Zoo will host its Banana Ball event with Jack Hanna on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 6-11 p.m. at the Zoo, 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave.

The evening’s activities will begin with an open bar available for all in attendance. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. dinner by the bite will be catered by Lee Towery Catering. From 7-8 p.m. guests will enjoy a special presentation from celebrity guest, Jack Hanna involving some extra special animal friends. Immediately following the presentation, guests will experience a special evening at the Zoo that includes up-close animal encounters, live music provided by Surround Sound Band, an open bar, a cigar bar providing signature hand-rolled cigars, and an event-themed photo booth.

Banana Ball guests will also have the chance to experience live animal paintings, “adopt” their favorite Zoo animal, and learn about the Chattanooga Zoo’s capital campaign, “Reaching Great Heights” which will bring Africa to Chattanooga.

Banana Ball tickets are $100 per person for Zoo members and $120 per person for nonmembers, and are available online now. The Banana Ball is a 21 and older only event.

About Jack Hanna:

Jungle Jack Hanna explores the corners of the globe as one of the world’s most respected animal ambassadors. His enthusiasm and “hands-on” approach to wildlife conservation has won him widespread acclaim as a conservationist, television personality, author, and director emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and the Wilds. Recognized as America’s favorite zookeeper, Jack has made countless television appearances since 1983 on shows such as Good Morning America, The Late Show with David Letterman, Larry King Live, The Late Late Show with James Corden, The View, and Fox News and CNN news programs. Jack took his infectious energy to the airwaves by creating three nationally televised programs. Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures ran for 10 years and is still currently in syndication. Most recently, the Columbus Zoo and Nationwide Insurance have partnered to sponsor the Emmy Award winning Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild and a show on ABC, Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown. Jack and his wife, Suzi, live in central Ohio and have three daughters and six grandchildren.

The Banana Ball is the Chattanooga Zoo’s signature event with all proceeds going directly toward the Zoo’s capital campaign to bring giraffes to Chattanooga.

"The Banana Ball is our most anticipated fundraising event of the year,” said Darde Long, CEO and president of the Zoo. “We are so excited to have Jack Hanna back this year, and we hope everyone will come out and enjoy a magical evening at the Zoo to benefit a great cause.”

For more information and to purchase tickets visit http://www.chattzoo.org/zooevents/banana-ball.


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