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Jack Hanna

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Animal Expert

The Resume

    (January 2, 1947- )
    Director of the Columbus Zoo (1978- )
    Host of ‘Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures’
    Frequent guest on ‘Good Morning America,’ ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ and ‘Larry King Live’
    Author of ‘Monkeys on the Interstate’

Why he might be annoying:

    His nickname is ‘Jungle Jack’ and his merchandise can be purchased in the ‘Jungle Store.’
    He was sued on two occasions after animals he was handling attacked small children.
    A fox he brought onto the ‘Good Morning America’ set bit co-host Charles Gibson.
    He is the target of frequent criticism from animal rights activists, including PeTA.
    His prominent tan rivals that of actor George Hamilton.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He is an outspoken conservationist who raises money for zoos and science centers.
    He authored a series of educational children’s books on exotic and endangered animals.
    He helped turn the Columbus Zoo into one of the most reputable zoos in the US.
    He supports several charities, including the Leukemia Society and Easter Seals.
    He was named as one of ‘People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People (1996).’

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Year In Review:

    For 2023, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 7 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 23 Votes: 43.48% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 150 Votes: 41.33% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 51 Votes: 49.02% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 193 Votes: 74.61% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 17 Votes: 88.24% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 16 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 100 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 62 Votes: 41.94% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 168 Votes: 44.64% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 24 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 40 Votes: 57.50% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 57 Votes: 57.89% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 72 Votes: 63.89% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 153 Votes: 66.01% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 214 Votes: 54.21% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 209 Votes: 51.20% Annoying