CHICAGO — "Jungle Jack" Hanna will help Chicagoans celebrate the launch of a Web series that documents the natural world around the city at a June 19 reception and dinner.
Hanna and a group of his animals — expected to include a cheetah, black-footed penguin and palm civet — will be at the event, which supports the Web series "WildChicago" and the conservation of endangered species in Illinois. The event will take place at the Racquet Club of Chicago, 1365 N. Dearborn Parkway.
"WildChicago" will document Chicago nature from native wildlife to invasive species like Asian carp.
Arkive, an organization that documents life on Earth, is hosting the dinner and will benefit from the proceeds.
"We're thrilled to help spread the mission of Arkive — a true leader in the global conservancy effort — to people throughout Illinois," said Cindy Galvin, a co-chairwoman of the event. "By sharing all that we have, we help to empower schools, teachers, families, students and everyone else to better understand, value and protect our extraordinary natural world."
The reception and dinner are open to the public. Individual tickets are $500 and are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 630-752-9661.
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