After the incident at the Cincinnati Zoo, sources from all over have called on Jack Hanna for his commentary.
On May 28, Cincinnati Zoo officials made the decision to shoot and kill Harambe, a 17-year-old silverback gorilla, after he grabbed a 4-year-old boy who climbed over a 3-foot-tall barrier and fell into a moat in the gorilla exhibit. Almost instantly, media requests began pouring in for Jack Hanna, director emeritus of the Columbus Zoo andAquarium. Here's a look, by the numbers, of Hanna's 72 hours that followed the incident (plus one bonus statistic):
50 approximate number of media requests
5 countries in which requests originated-the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia
4 ?radio interviews granted
24 TV interviews given
3 other Columbus Zoo personnel interviewed about the incident-CEO Tom Stalf; Audra Meinelt, assistant curator of the Columbus Zoo's Congo Expedition; and Doug Warmolts, vice president of animal care
6 other animal incidents this year in which Hanna was interviewed, including an escaped chimp in Japan, a black bear in New Jersey and the alligator attack at the Disney resort in Orlando