Welcome to the Global Wildlife Center!                            Safari Wagon Check-In Times:                Saturday, Feb. 6th: 9,10,11,12,1,2       Sunday, Feb. 6th: 10,11,12,1,2       Monday, Feb. 8th: 9,10,11,12,1,2        Tuesday, Feb. 9th: 9,10,11,12,1,2        Visit our Safari Tour Page for more tour availability!                      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 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.


The Official BEST Of 2015

We are pleased to announce the upcoming half-hour travel show Official Best of Louisiana 2015.

WWL CBS New Orleans 6/20 Sat 4:30 PM - 5 PM.

KUBE Houston 7/11 Sat 10:30 AM - 11 AM

Discovery Channel 6/24 Wed 5:30 AM - Central, 6:30 AM Eastern/Pacific

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.OfficialBestof.com 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.

Members Only Beach Party

Members Only Beach Party

Saturday, May 30th from 5:00-8:00pm

Please RSVP by May 22nd by calling 985-796-3585 Ext. 110

For the Beach Party, we transform the Visitor Center into a beach lover's paradise. A sandy beach is created at the Visitor's Center, and the children absolutely love playing with the sand toys provided for them. Spacewalk, waterslides, sprinklers, and more make it a fun event for children of all ages. Adults enjoy a silent auction on some unique to Global Wildlife items, including a fishing trip in our catfish pond! At the Beach Party everyone will enjoy the food, great music, and festive games. Join as a member today and have a great time with us at the Beach Party!