Best Overall Columbus Celebrity

Jack Hanna

30.7% of 8,588 votes

There isn’t much of a bigger icon in Columbus than the jungle man himself. He’s kind of like Columbus’s cool step dad with his iconic safaric hat and head-to-toe khaki get-up, sporting a look that is awkwardly hip without even trying. This zoo-keeping legend has done tons in his career at the Columbus Zoo, including rubbing elbows with David Letterman to give our local treasure the national stage it deserves. The man even shamed a few Danish keepers out of euthanizing a giraffe in Copenhagen. (Google it, interesting stuff.) As long as this iconic monkey man is breathing, he will be the definitive Columbus celebrity.

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