Welcome to the Global Wildlife Center!                     Safari Wagon Check-In Times:       Wed, Feb. 22nd: **UPDATE** 10,12,2           Thurs, Feb. 23rd: 10,12,2           Fri, Feb. 24th: 9:30,11,12:30,2           Sat, Feb. 25th: 9,10,11,12,1,2           For additional tour check in times, visit our Safari Tour Page!           The Center will be closed on Saturday, April 1, 2017 due to a private event.           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


Hwy 445 Road Closure

Hwy 445 (Robert Exit off of I-12) is closed. Follow these directions while traveling to Global Wildlife to ensure that you arrive on time.


 From New Orleans/Slidell:


Take Interstate 12 West toward Hammond/Baton Rouge

Take exit #57 for Madisonville/Goodbee

Turn right onto LA-1077.

Continue straight for approx. 8.8 miles

Road will curve to the left and street name will change to Turnpike Road

At stop sign continue straight onto Hwy 40 West

Global Wildlife Center is approx. 1 mile down on the right.


From Baton Rouge/Hammond

From I-12 Merge onto I-55 North towards Jackson

Take Exit 36, LA-442, toward Tickfaw

Keep right toward Tickfaw-onto LA-442 W

Turn right onto Hwy 51 (At red light)

Take first left onto Hwy 442E (at red light)

        Hwy 442E Becomes Hwy 40

At 3rd stop sign, turn left onto Hwy 445

Turn right onto Hwy 40

Global Wildlife will be on the left hand side


Call the center for any additional directions. 985-796-3585


It's that time again!  GLOBAL WILDLIFE PHOTO CONTEST of 2016!  

The contest will begin on Thursday, September 15th.  All photos must be submitted before midnight on Friday, October 14th.

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 Thursday, September 15th and no later than Friday, October 14th.

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 Friday, October 21st and winners will be chosen by Wednesday, October 26th.

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.




The center is transformed into a beach lovers paradise! 

From a sandy beach, to a waterslide, bounce house and mini pools for the littles ones. 

Enjoy free food, drinks and music.  Lets not forget the silent auction for the adults!

Lots of fun.  

So don't delay!  Become a MEMBER today!!


Sweet, Playful, & Six Feet Tall, Help Us Name Him While He's Small!




We invite you to help us name our newest addition to Global Wildlife Center! Enter to have the honor of naming our newest addition!


Start entering your suggestions as early as Monday, June 13th and at latest Wednesday, July 6th.

All suggestions must be submitted before midnight on Wednesday, July 6th.   

Here's how to participate:

Email your name choice to reservations@globalwildlife.com.

Enter "Giraffe Name Contest" in the subject field.

Include a contact name, phone number, and reason why you chose this name in the 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 name per person/organization can be submitted.

All name suggestions must be submitted via email above. Any name suggestions submitted via our Facebook wall will not be considered for eligibility.

If your name is chosen in the top three it will be posted on our Facebook page on Friday, July 8th. Once your name is posted in our Giraffe Name 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 name in the top spot. Remember every "Like" counts!


Facebook Voting will conclude on Thursday, July 14th. The top two finalist will be submitted to the Global WIldlife Foundation Board of Directors. A winner will then be chosen and posted on Friday, July 15th.






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