Jack Hanna, geliefde dierekenner, wegstap weens demensie

Jack Hanna, 'n dier- en wildkenner wat bekend geword het na sy vele TV-optredes, tree uit die openbare lewe weens demensie, het sy gesin Woensdag aangekondig.

“Dokters het ons pa gediagnoseer, Jack Hanna, with dementia, now believed to be Alzheimer’s disease,” Hanna’s family wrote in a statement posted to his verified Twitter account.
His condition has progressed much faster in the last few months than any of us could have anticipated,” die verklaring gelees. “Ongelukkig, Dad is no longer able to participate in public life as he used to, where people all over the world watched, learned and laughed alongside him.
    JungleJack Hanna and his animals became a staple on late-night and daytime TV, thanks to his many appearances on shows likeThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,” “Late night with David Letterman” en “Today.
      Those appearances landed Hanna his own shows, insluitend” Animal Adventures,” “Into the Wild” en “Wild Countdown.
        The now 76-year-old reportedly retired from serving as director and then director emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in December 2020 na 42 jare.
        The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has been a major part of our lives since we moved to Central Ohio as young girls in 1978,his daughters wrote in their statement. “From day one, Dad advocated for improved wildlife habitats and focused on connecting the community with animals. After he left his active management role as Executive Director in 1992, he continued to be a spokesperson for the zoo until his retirement last year.
            The statement paid tribute to his wife Suzi, who “has been by his side for 53 years in every corner of the worldand Hanna’s love for the community at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
            While Dad’s health has deteriorated quickly, we can assure you that his great sense of humor continues to shine through. En ja – he still wears his khakis at home,” die verklaring gelees. “To keep everyone safe in light of COVID-19 restrictions, we are asking for privacy, which is ironic given Dad’s love of interacting with people. We are grateful that the many hearts he’s touched over the years are with him during this journey, which gives us strength.




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