Jack Hanna teaming with The Lee Bros, celebrity chefs, to benefit The Center for Birds of Prey

Image by Photo courtesy of the Center for Birds of Prey

The Avian Conservation Center and The Center for Birds of Prey is excited to announce that internationally known wildlife conservationist Jack Hanna, Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is the special guest at two events on October 29th to benefit the Center.

From a family-friendly event in the morning, to an evening gala under the stars, these are two  events that you won’t want to miss.  

“I’m excited to be returning to The Center for Birds of Prey for two special events,” said Jack Hanna. “The facility is among the best in the country for rehabilitation of injured raptors as well as its ongoing education and conservation initiatives.”

The Avian Conservation Center and its principal operating division, The Center for Birds of Prey, are dedicated to the study and welfare of birds and their habitats and to engaging the public in important environmental issues that affect birds and humans alike. These events will raise public awareness about the importance of raptors in our ecosystem, both in the Lowcountry and around the world. 

Morning with Jack Hanna:

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., families are invited to attend this exclusive opportunity to meet Jack Hanna in an event that benefits the Center and its medical, educational, research, and conservation initiatives. Family-friendly activities include a visit to Vulture Restaurant, Harris Hawk Walks, face painting, arts and crafts, and an opportunity to meet Jack Hanna.

WILD at Wingswood:

Visit The Center for Birds of Prey for an exclusive evening under the stars with Jack and Suzi Hanna. This year Jack Hanna has joined Charleston’s own award-winning cookbook authors Matt Lee and Ted Lee to plan an evening of delicious food, specialty cocktails, and breathtaking flights and displays featuring The Center for Birds of Prey’s avian ambassadors. Charleston’s celebrity chefs have come together for this special evening, each serving a signature dish. Participating restaurants include Charleston Grill, Cypress, FIG, Husk, Peninsula Grill, Five Loaves, SNOB, Lucca and Hominy Grill. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Center at 843-971-7474. The event, which kicks off at 6 p.m., is $100/person in advance, or $150/person which includes a VIP reception with Jack Hanna prior to the main event.