Welcome to the Global Wildlife Center!                    Safari Wagon Check-In Times:                    Sat, May 28th: 9,10,11,12,1,2            Sun, May 29th: 9,10,11,12,1,2           Mon, May 30th: 9,10,11,12,1,2,3           Tues, May 31st: 9,10,11,12,2           For additional tour check in times, visit our Safari Tour Page!           Private Pinz Tours are a great way to get up close and personal with over 4,000 wild and exotic animals! Call to book your private tour today.

News & Events


Global Wildlife Celebrates 25 Years with Hand Crafted Sculptures

Sculptor Alexei Kazantsev sketches his ideas.
The final sculpture will be shown on Memorial Day!




Hand Crafted Sculptures for 25th Anniversary!


Global WIldlife Center is excited to present our hand crafted, custom designed sculptures on Memorial Day by Artist and Sculptor Alexei Kazantsev. Special thanks to Saladino Gallery, Danny Saladino & Joni Vaccari.


Stay tuned for more pictures!  


Global Wildlife Center welcomes Elsa, a baby giraffe, our little frozen miracle




Global Wildlife Center welcomes Elsa, a baby giraffe, our little frozen miracle!


Global Wildlife Center welcomes Elsa, our newest addition to the Reticulated Giraffe family. She was born on the frigid, frozen morning of Friday, February 5, 2016, hence her name Elsa from Disney's "Frozen". Within minutes after her birth Global Wildlife's staff noticed someting unusual. Maggie, Elsa's mother, wanted nothing to do with her. After much patience, Global Wildlife Center's operation team stepped into action to help with the survival of this vulnerable calf.

Baby giraffes, like many species, need their mother's colostrum immediately after birth to aid in the prevention of infection. Without this the baby would not survive. Thanks to our staff, Veterinarian Dr. Strickland from Lewis Greene & Associates, San Diego Zoo, and Tiffany Lockhart, Elsa has survived the most vulnerable time of her life. Elsa is being cared for by Global Wildlife's staff 24/7 in our heated lab where we are giving prophylactic antibiotics and feeding her from a bottle. Dr. Strickland says she is thriving and he could not hope for anything better! Elsa is released in a supervised are to play during the day and she is returned to her heated barn at night. She will continue to be bottle fed fo up to 6 months as she continues to get stronger and will be reintroduced to her family soon!


Global Wildlife Center welcomes NEW baby Reticulated Giraffe!




Global Wildlife Center welcomes our New Baby Reticulated Giraffe!

Global Wildlife Center welcomes, Rylan, our newest addition to our Reticulated Giraffe family. Rylen was born to Kameel and Brees' on December 30, 2015. Kameel was our first giraffe born at Global Wildlife Center on June 13, 1993 over 22 years ago. Rylen, Brees' first baby, mader her entrance just in time to celebrate our 25th anniversary!

Rylen recieved her name in honor of New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees' daughter. Wehn our male giraffe, Brees, had his first baby girl the Global Wildlife team thought it was only appropriate to name her Rylen. Rylen has been spotted getting to know her surroundings. She is very active and loves to run!


Halloween 2015

Trick or Treat?!

Boy do we have a TREAT for you!...

All of our GWC Staff will be dressed in 'kid-friendly' costumes

for the Whole Week of Halloween!

Come climb aboard a Safari Wagon with a tour guide in disguise & observe the frisky animal behavior fall brings to your eyes!

 October 25th- 31st






Join us for our Member's Only 2015 Fall Festival

Non-member guest are welcome for a $15 donation, adults & children. Guest donations must be prepaid & are rain or shine.


Saturday, October 10, 2015


RSVP (985) 796-3585 Ext. 110



Attention Teachers: Free Pencil Case per Student

Attention Teachers: Free Safari Pencil Case



Book your School Field Trip in September and receive a free pencil case for each student in your class and free picture frame per teacher while supplies last! Enjoy a 75-minute guided Safari Wagon tour over 900 acres of beautiful Louisiana countryside complete with 12 ponds and a lake. During the tour you'll come face to face with bison, giraffe, zebra, camels, eland, and much more! The animals roam free - It's Africa, in Louisiana! Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy lunch under our covered safari pavilion.

 Click this link for safari reservation form:



Win Tickets To Sky’s First Birthday Party At Global Wildlife Center

Krewe of AWE Throws Birthday Party For Baby Giraffe

You Can Win FREE Tickets!


First birthday party for Sky, the baby giraffe, adopted by the Krewe of AWE.

Party tickets are $30 for adults; $25 for children.


WLAE-TV, Krewe of AWE and the Global Wildlife Center are co-hosting this party.

All proceeds will go to Sky's adoption fund.


Global Wildlife Center

26389 Hwy 40

Folsom, LA  70437


Sunday, July 19, 2015.  Please check in by 2 p.m.;

Safari wagon leaves on a 90 minute guided journey at 2:15.

Party tickets include safari, feed for the animals and party refreshments.

Party is in the pavilion from 4-5 p.m.


To register to WIN up to 4 free tickets for Sky's party and safari, fill out the form at http://wlae.com/skys-birthday-party-at-global-wildlife-center/ or call (504) 830-3717.

Drawing will be held at noon on Thursday, July 16th.

Winners will be contacted by telephone immediately afterwards.

To PURCHASE tickets for the party, and for information about the Krewe of AWE and what YOU can do to help endangered species like elephants, rhinos, and giraffes, visit www.kreweofawe.org/

For directions or questions about the safari or Global Wildlife Center, call GWC at (985) 796-3585 or visit www.globalwilldife.com/


It's that time again!  GLOBAL WILDLIFE PHOTO CONTEST of 2015!  

The contest will begin on Wednesday, July 1st.  All photos must be submitted before midnight on Friday, July 31st.

Here's how to participate:

  • Upload your photo and submit it to reservations@globalwildlife.com.
  • Enter "Photo Contest" in the subject field.
  • Include a brief caption of the photo, contact name, and phone number in the email message field.
  • Then hit send message.

It's that easy!!

 Now there are a few rules we must include but are not limited to:

  • Only one photo per person can be submitted.
  • All photos must be submitted via the email above.  Any photo submitted via our Facebook wall will not be considered for eligibility.
  • Photos must be viewer friendly. Remember a photo can silently speak a thousand words, so choose a picture that best represents your Global Wildlife trip.
  • Photo must be taken here at the center.  They can include you and/or your family, staff members of the center and of course our wonderful animals.
  • Photos are to be submitted no earlier than Wednesday, July 1st and no later than Friday, July 31st.

The winner of the photo contest will be determined by two ways:

  • The number of “LIKES” received of their Facebook photo.
  • The Global Wildlife Staff’s favorite.

Voting will conclude on Wednesday, August 5th and winners will be chosen by Wednesday, August 12th.

All photos will be uploaded to our 'Photo Contest' Album on our Facebook page within 24-48 hours of submission. Once your photo is posted in our Photo Contest Album, you can share it on your Facebook wall and encourage all of your friends and family to "LIKE" your photo!  Recruit all of your clicking finger friends to put your photo in the top spot.  Remember every "LIKE" counts!

All prizes are to be determined.  So be sure to keep checking back with us to see if prizes have been posted.