Skippy's story broke on July 7, 2009 when Sylvia Schon wrote an article about his amazing journey for the Hammond Daily Star. Then Allen Tumey from WAFB in Baton Rouge called to say he wanted to meet Skippy too. Janet McConnaughey from the Associated Press wanted to know the skinny on Skippy. Thanks to her wonderful AP release, Skippy went national!!! WWL TV featured Skippy, too, on the front page of their news website! NOLA.COM featured it as well! The CBS Early Show invited Skippy and Christina Cooper, his surrogate mom, to New York! See Skippy backstage at the Early Show in his own green room! It has been a whirlwind. Skippy's AP release led to his story being told in news outlets around the world - even Italy. WWLTV's morning show anchor Eric Paulsen met Skippy on the morning news. Chris Buckley from WGNO did a story on Skippy, too! MSNBC.com also featured Skippy. Thank you so much to all of you who have helped us spread the good news about Skippy's incredible story of survival at Global Wildlife Center.