News & Events


We are excited to announce the GLOBAL WILDLIFE PHOTO CONTEST of 2013.  The contest will begin on Friday, March 1st.  All photos must be submitted before midnight on Sunday, March 31st. 

Here's how to participate:

  • Upload your photo and submit it to
  • 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 Friday, March 1st and no later than Sunday, 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 5th and winners will be chosen by Friday, April 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 contest is over! The names have been chosen!

              Less than five months ago Global Wildlife Center welcomed two baby Reticulated Giraffes to our family of nine. Kameel gave birth to her thirteenth calf, a baby girl on July 8, 2012. Zira followed with her fifth calf a few weeks later. Her baby boy was born on July 25, 2012.

             Soon after, the Global Wildlife Board of Directors began a contest for our visitors and the Global Wildlife Members to enter a name for the baby giraffes. The names were chosen on December 15, 2012. Hundreds of names were submitted from our visitors.
            “Allie” took first place for Kameel’s baby girl and “Brees” for Zira’s baby boy! The Global Wildlife Center would like to thank all of our dedicated visitors for your help in naming our new additions to the giraffe family. Allie and Brees have 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 Allie and Brees!
Photo taken by Shelby Jo

Reindeer Games

Join us on Saturday, December 8, 2012 from 10-12:30 for Reindeer Games!  Free craft & activites for the children to enjoy while mom & dad shop for Christmas gifts at our safari gift shop.  Then visit Santa's "reindeer" out on safari!  Don't forget to bring your camera to snap a free photo with Santa as he makes his visit.

Join us on the WILD SIDE

 Come Celebrate the Publication of

 Katie Wainwright's SECUESTRO

Sunday, November 4, 2012

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bring a Guest!

Katie Wainwright - SECUESTRO

Members Only Fall Festival!

It's that time of year! It's time for our annual Members Only Fall Festival! We would love for you to join us!
Non-member guests are welcome for a $15 donation, adults & children. Guest donations must be pre-paid & are non-refundable after RSVP date.


Rain or Shine


Saturday, October 6, 2012
5:00-8:00 pm
at Global Wildlife Center
RSVP: 985-796-3585 ext. 0
by September 28, 2012


Global Wildlife Welcomes A New Baby Llama!

Baby llamas are born after a 12 month gestation period weighing about 35 lbs. Llamas are one of 4 members of the camel family found in the Americas. Llamas are very social animals and love to visit our visitors. This makes the first baby llama born in 2 years at Global!  

It’s Double Trouble at the Global Wildlife Center!

It’s now a case of double trouble at the Global Wildlife Center after Zira gave birth to her 5th baby on the 900 acre preserve on July 25th at 6:14p.m. Zira’s baby boy came just fourteen days after her mother Kameel gave birth to a baby girl! He is a big one, weighing approximately 150lbs and standing over six feet tall. The baby duo has been spotted getting to know each other and their new family.


Giraffes are born after a 15 month gestation period. The mother giraffe gives birth standing up and the baby calf falls approximately six feet to the ground when it’s born.


Like us on Facebook or come tour with us to enter the baby naming contest!

Long Awaited New Baby Giraffe born at Global Wildlife Center

Global Wildlife Center is proud to announce the birth of our newest family member a Reticulated Giraffe born to Kameel and Big John.  The birth was an easy one for Kameel, mother of now 11 giraffes. Kameel gave birth to her 6th baby girl approximately 5:45 p.m. on July 8, 2012. Operations Manager, Wesley Thompson, had been long awaiting our new arrival and was shocked to see her prancing around her mother after only minutes of welcoming her into this world. 


Typically, baby Giraffes are born after a 15 month gestation period, and are around six feet tall and can weigh up to 150 pounds at birth.  The mother giraffe gives birth standing up and the baby calf falls approximately six feet to the ground when it’s born. We are proud to report that that the new baby giraffe is extremely curious. She has been spotted getting to know her family and other animals on the 900 acre wildlife preserve that she now calls home. 


Kameel and her new baby have also visited Safari Wagon Tours delighting the visitor’s of Global Wildlife Center to get a first look at the newest member of the Global Wildlife Family!