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.
News & Events
Global Wildlife was featured in Louisiana Life article.
Nine inches of snow fell at Global Wildlife Center on December 11, 2008. The animals couldn't believe their eyes, and neither could we! Click here to see an amazing slideshow of the animals in the snow.
Show your support for the animals at Global Wildlife Center by booking your school fieldtrip early this year.
Every reservation made for a tour in September, January or February will receive a free cup of animal feed per person! And remember one teacher per class always tours free! Come see for yourself how exciting education can be at Global Wildlife Center!
Read about Winter Animal Care and Actress Elisabeth Shue's visits to Global Wildlife Center in the December 2007 Newsletter (PDF 1035 KB).
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
Global Wildlife Center offers Sanctuary
Click to see Debra Lemoine's article for The Advocate newspaper in Baton Rouge about Global Wildlife Center.