News & Events

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!



  • Tour guides educate and entertain visitors about more than 35 species of exotic wildlife during 90 minute guided tours on our 900 acres of wildlife preserve.
  • Should like working with people (especially kids!) and have an interest in animals.
  • Desired qualities: outgoing, dependable, hard-working, patient, and able to work outside.

Please contact Brittany Thomas at (985) 796-3585 x 10 for more information.

LOPA Annual Donor Memorial Picnic at GW!

LOPA held their Annual Donor Memorial Picnic at Global Wildlife Center on Saturday, March 24th.

The event was a great success. Donors and their families enjoyed great food, rock climbing walls, space walks, snow balls, face painting, safari tours, and much more!



Global Wildlife Center voted Best Tourist Attraction for 2011. Thank you Sophisticated Woman Magazine for featuring Global Wildlife on the cover of Northshore's Guide to the Best!

A special thanks from all of us at Global Wildlife Center.


Join us on Saturday, May 19th as 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.

Kiddie pools, giant inflatables, beach balls, snowballs, water slides, and sprinklers make it a fun event for children of all ages. 

Adults enjoy bidding on the silent auction items unique to Global Wildlife, including a fishing trip in our catfish pond and antlers naturally shed from our Pere David deer.  

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! 


Book your summer camp outing today! This is the perfect time for an African safari at Global Wildlife Center! It's an adventure the whole group will enjoy!

900 acres of free-roaming wildlife preserve is nestled in the rolling hills of Folsom, LA. Guided safari wagon adventure tours are conducted in comfortable, custom-built, handicapped accessible covered wagons pulled by a tractor. Your safari guide will tell you unique characteristics about the endangered and exotic animals that call Global Wildlife home.

Summer camp discounted group rates:

$7.00 for children and $15.00 for adults

(summer camp discounted rates apply Monday through Friday only)


Mandeville Sports Complex on their Global Wildlife fieldtrip!