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Jungle John Entertainment

Animals For Parties from Newark, DE - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$225 - $10000 per event
AS SEEN ON AMERICA'S GOT TALENT!!
Liven up your next event! Since 1988, “Edutainer” Jungle John® has been delighting audiences ages 1-100 with his reptile shows. Meet “Wally Gator,” a 5-1/2 foot American alligator, “Larry Boa,” a 10-foot boa constrictor, and over a dozen other reptiles & amphibians. Educational & fun! He has been seen a state fairs, first nights, and more! Jungle John® is a two-time Guinness World Record Holder, and has appeared on the “Guinness World Records: Primetime”, “Ripley's Believe It Or Not!” and – most recently “AMERICA'S GOT TALENT!” television shows. We also offer incredible balloon twisting, a “Man Eating Balloon Show”, and other specialty shows which are described on our website. Available for private parties, birthdays, corporate events, trade shows, libraries, schools, day care facilities, and everything in between. Licensed and insured.

I have been known as “Jungle John®” for the past 26+ years. I consider myself an “Edutainer.” After receiving my degree in Zoo keeping from Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida in 1982, I became the supervisor of the Brandywine Zoo in Wilmington, Delaware. I was there for 6+ years; in addition to my animal care and supervisory responsibilities, I also did animal shows with their “Traveling Zoo” program. In 1988 I left to begin my own business: Jungle John® Entertainment. Since 1988 I've entertained audiences ages 1-100 with my fun and educational reptile shows. Always with me is “Wally Gator,” a 5-1/2 foot American alligator, and “Larry Boa,” a 10-foot boa constrictor, in addition to over a dozen other reptile and amphibian friends (and a few from the insect world as well – nothing dangerous or poisonous). My shows include interesting facts and stories that are presented with a fun and entertaining style. I perform over 500 shows a year and have been seen at the Grand Opera House, the Museums of Natural History in Delaware and Philadelphia, the Governor's mansion, and many other venues. I'm a featured attraction at “First Night” festivities in many states, including Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia. I am also a two-time Guinness World Record Holder, and have been seen on many local and National TV shows including “Guinness World Records: Primetime”, “Ripley's Believe It Or Not!” and, in June of 2014, “AMERICA'S GOT TALENT!” I perform for corporate events, trade shows, day care facilities, birthday parties, schools, libraries, retirement and nursing homes, and everything in between. I am also available for movie, television and print ad work.

In addition to the reptile shows, I am also a very accomplished and award-winning balloon artist. I do balloon twisting at different restaurants 3-4 nights per week. I also have several other shows that I perform, the most popular being my “Man Eating Balloon Show.” The finale of that show involves me climbing inside of a giant 6-foot round balloon that I blow up with a leaf blower. I also perform comedy magic and have quite a few shows that have been tailored for specific events (i.e., a Halloween Safety Show that I do for daycares). One of my specialties is being able to customize the entertainment for the event. I can also work as an “event planner” as we have done many times over the past 26 years. We can provide face painters, balloon twisters, stilt walkers, magicians, caricaturists, etc. for any event. I am a full-time entertainer. I will always get back to you promptly, have never missed a “gig”, and no one has ever been harmed in any way at any of my shows. References are available upon request. I am licensed and insured. Thank you!
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He was awesome! Would recommend that the volunteer he asks for should be the kid who the party is for instead of it just asking for volunteer like going to a field trip or at least offer (at a price) something special like a reptile trinket reminding him of the special day just suggestion to personalize day. He was generous with his time and all the kids loved him - definitely entertaining and would hire him again. He really loves what he does and you can tell??

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Jungle John showed up early for our event and was set up and ready to go when the kids arrived. The kids and the adults enjoyed the show and his humor. He brought very unique animals to the show. The kids were engaged the entire time - even the youngest at 2 1/2 was sitting quietly! We had a really great time and would recommend his show to everyone. The birthday girl said what other birthday party have you even been to where you can help a snake shed it skin? The kids walked away with snake skin too - "bonus" was what I heard them saying!

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Made the process very easy & appreciated his organization & taking over so we could enjoy the part too as hosts. It was a relief that he came early to set up & kept to the time table as planned. We all loved the show!

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Please note Jungle John Entertainment will also travel to Kirkwood, New Castle, Yorklyn, Delaware City, Montchanin, Saint Georges, Rockland, Wilmington, Winterthur, Deepwater, Port Penn, Odessa, Salem, Smyrna, Bridgeton, Hancocks Bridge, Quinton, Townsend, Alloway, Deerfield Street, Middletown, Cedarville, Harrisonville, Clayton, Pennsville, Dover, Newport, Woodstown, Bear, Elmer.
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