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The wait is over! Our baby giraffe now has a name!!

The contest is over!  The name has been chosen!!

A little over three months ago Global Wildlife Center welcomed a baby Reticulated Giraffe to our family of nine. Zira gave birth to her calf, a baby girl on May 4, 2014.

On July 3, 2014 the Global Wildlife Board of Directors began a contest for our visitors to enter a name for the baby giraffe. The submission concluded on July 31, 2014 and the top three names were then placed on Facebook. The top two finalist with the most “likes” were sent to the Board of Directors. The name “Kamira” was chosen on August 8, 2014. Congratulations to Jourdan Dyer who is the winner of the contest!

The Global Wildlife Center would like to thank all of our dedicated visitors for your help in naming our new addition to the giraffe family. Kamira has been seen prancing around the wagons and eating from countless visitors on tour.

Call and book your private tour today to get one-on-one with Kamira!

For more information about our new Baby Giraffe please contact us at 985-796-3585 Ext. 10 or through email at reservations@globalwildlife.com, scoulon@globalwildlife.com

2014 Name the Baby Giraffe Contest

Sweet, Playful, & Six Feet Tall,

Help Us Name Her While She’s Small!

We are excited to announce a Name the Baby Giraffe Contest! Enter to win a free Private Pinz Tour for up to four guests at the Global Wildlife Center, as well as the honor of naming our newest addition!

 The contest will begin on Thursday, July 3rd.  All suggestions must be submitted before midnight on Thursday, July 31st. 

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 can be submitted.

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

  • Name suggestions are to be submitted no earlier than Thursday, July 3rd and no later than Thursday, July 31st.

    The submissions will be voted on by Global Wildlife and the top three will be posted on our Facebook on Friday, August 1st.

    If your name is chosen in the top three it will be posted on our Facebook page on Friday, August 1st. 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, August 7th. 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, August 8th

    GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL!!!

Clone of The Official BEST Of 2014

We are pleased to announce the upcoming half-hour travel show Official Best of Louisiana 2014. The airings for the Official Best of Louisiana 2014 show has CHANGED to the following:

KUBE Channel 57 Houston, Saturday June 14 at 11 am

The Discovery Channel, Wednesday June 18 at 5 am Eastern/Pacific and 4am Central

KUBE Channel 57 Houston, Saturday June 21 at 11 am

WCGN/ABC New Orleans, Saturday July 12 at Noon

 A segment of the show was filmed in Folsom at the Global Wildlife preserve, which is renowned for its free-roaming endangered and threatened animals, as well as exotic wildlife and a family of reticulated giraffes.

After the TV airings Global Wildlife will be featured on the national travel site, www.OfficialBest.com/Louisiana for three years.

The Official Best Of studios are located in Hollywood, CA and researchers located across the country spend at least 2 months per show compiling a collection of the very best attractions and destinations in each state.  Once the research is complete and destinations have been chosen, a show is produced and aired. Each state’s show is promoted and aired within that state as well as on a national level, and also on the OfficialBestOf.com web site. One distinction that sets Official Best Of apart from many other travel sites is that it doesn't accept advertising on either its television shows or its website. The selection of attractions is by merit, and lesser-known but worthy attractions are given the same attention as famous ones.

The TV shows and the website www.OfficialBestOf.com offer a great resource for those planning a vacation, day trip or outing for residents within a state and across the country. There are plans to eventually cover all fifty states and several countries. Visit www.OfficialBestOf.com to see the states covered. Media World U.S.A. is the parent company of Official Best Of.

The Official BEST Of 2014

We are pleased to announce the upcoming half-hour travel show Official Best of Louisiana 2014. The airings for the Official Best of Louisiana 2014 show are as follows:

WWL/CBS New Orleans, Saturday June 14 at noon

KUBE Channel 57 Houston, Saturday June 14 at 11 am

The Discovery Channel, Wednesday June 18 at 5 am Eastern/Pacific and 4am Central

KUBE Channel 57 Houston, Saturday June 21 at 11 am

 A segment of the show was filmed in Folsom at the Global Wildlife preserve, which is renowned for its free-roaming endangered and threatened animals, as well as exotic wildlife and a family of reticulated giraffes.

After the TV airings Global Wildlife will be featured on the national travel site, www.OfficialBest.com/Louisiana for three years.

The Official Best Of studios are located in Hollywood, CA and researchers located across the country spend at least 2 months per show compiling a collection of the very best attractions and destinations in each state.  Once the research is complete and destinations have been chosen, a show is produced and aired. Each state’s show is promoted and aired within that state as well as on a national level, and also on the OfficialBestOf.com web site. One distinction that sets Official Best Of apart from many other travel sites is that it doesn't accept advertising on either its television shows or its website. The selection of attractions is by merit, and lesser-known but worthy attractions are given the same attention as famous ones.

The TV shows and the website www.OfficialBestOf.com offer a great resource for those planning a vacation, day trip or outing for residents within a state and across the country. There are plans to eventually cover all fifty states and several countries. Visit www.OfficialBestOf.com to see the states covered. Media World U.S.A. is the parent company of Official Best Of.

2014 TripAdvisor Winner

Wow!  More exciting news!  Global Wildlife has been awarded Certificate of Excellence for 2014 by TripAdvisor!  Thanks to all of those how gave us great reviews and opinions!!

Voted Best Tourist Attraction 2013

Global Wildlife is proud to announce that we have been voted Best Tourist Attraction 2013!! Thank you all for your votes & support. We are truly honored!

PHOTO CONTEST 2014!!!

We are excited to announce the GLOBAL WILDLIFE PHOTO CONTEST of 2014!  Our first year was such a hit we decided to bring it back!

The contest will begin on Monday, February 24th.  All photos must be submitted before midnight on Monday, March 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 Monday, February 24th and no later than Monday, March 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 Friday, April 4th and winners will be chosen by Friday, April 11th.

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.

GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL!!!

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