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Projects Abroad Featured on Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild

Projects Abroad recently had the honor of hosting famous wildlife expert Jack Hanna at our Conservation site in Peru to film an episode for his Emmy Award winning TV show Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild.

Throughout the episode, Projects Abroad Conservation Director Stuart Timson and some of our volunteers show Jack, along with his wife Sue and daughter Julie, around Reserva Ecologica Taricaya, Projects Abroad’s private nature reserve in the Amazon Rainforest.

Jack is amazed by all the wonderful animals at Taricaya and the efforts of our volunteers to help rehabilitate them to be reintroduced into the wild.

“I must say that day spent there was incredible at the rescue center, because this was really for Sue and I one of the finest rescue centers we have ever seen, built way up in the middle of the Amazon River,” he says. “It reminded us once again just how rewarding and fun wildlife conservation can be.”

The show will air nationally on various stations during the week of June 27, 2011.

Here are some highlights:

Stuart shows Jack the spider monkey enclosure
Stuart shows Jack the spider monkey enclosure
Jack meets some volunteers
Jack meets some volunteers
A volunteer shows Sue and Julie how to prepare food for the animals
A volunteer shows Sue and Julie how to prepare food for the animals
A volunteer shows Sue and Jack how to mark baby turtles before they are released
A volunteer shows Sue and Jack how to mark baby turtles before they are released
Jack pats a tapir
Jack pats a tapir
A volunteer helps Sid the river otter out of the water after a swim with Jack and Stuart
A volunteer helps Sid the river otter out of the water after a swim with Jack and Stuart

Want to see the animals in person? Learn more about our Conservation project in Peru.

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