News & Events
Visitors to Global Wildlife Center have been telling us for years that we should be on animal planet, and now that dream is a reality! Check out Wendee Holtcamp's Animal Planet blog: http://blogs.discovery.com/animal_news/2009/12/tiny-kangaroo-joey-adopted-by-human-mom.html
Skippy the red kangaroo has captured our hearts and we've compiled a slideshow of memorable moments of his growth and fun kangaroo facts. His growth so far has been full of lots of trials and tribulations but also lots of triumph! Keep Skippy in your thoughts and prayers and come out to see him today!
Click here for the slideshow!
Special photo credits for the slideshow include #1. Cindy Bonish Everymilesamemory.com; #6,#7,#8,#21 Maci Matherne; #18,#24,#25,#27 Cheryl Schneider. Thanks for snapping such great shots of our little man!
A wonderful time was had by all at our Members Only Back to School Beach Party! Did you and your family get snapped by our Staff Photographer Maci Matherne? Click here to view photos of the event on our Flickr account. Over 900 members and their guests attended the 2009 Beach Party. A wonderful time was had by all! Join as a Global Wildlife Member and receive FREE unlimited safari tours for an entire year, a discount on items in the Safari Gift shop, and invitations to our two Members Only Parties, where you can enjoy free food, drink, and entertainment. Click here for more information on joining the Global Wildlife family today!
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.
Global Wildlife was featured in Louisiana Life article.