Welcome to the Global Wildlife Center!                    Safari Wagon Check-In Times:                                       Thurs, Dec. 8th: 9:30,11,12:30,2                     Fri, Dec. 9th: 9:30,11,12:30,2           Sat, Dec. 10th: 9,10,11,12,1,2           Sun, Dec. 11th: 10,11,12,1,2           For additional tour check in times, visit our Safari Tour Page!           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

 

A Skippy Slideshow

Skippy the red kangaroo has captured our hearts and we've compiled a slideshow of memorable moments of his growth and fun kangaroo facts. His growth so far has been full of lots of trials and tribulations but also lots of triumph! Keep Skippy in your thoughts and prayers and come out to see him today!

Click here for the slideshow!

Special photo credits for the slideshow include #1. Cindy Bonish Everymilesamemory.com; #6,#7,#8,#21 Maci Matherne; #18,#24,#25,#27 Cheryl Schneider. Thanks for snapping such great shots of our little man!

Members Only Back to School Beach Party Photos

A wonderful time was had by all at our Members Only Back to School Beach Party! Did you and your family get snapped by our Staff Photographer Maci Matherne? Click here to view photos of the event on our Flickr account. Over 900 members and their guests attended the 2009 Beach Party. A wonderful time was had by all! Join as a Global Wildlife Member and receive FREE unlimited safari tours for an entire year, a discount on items in the Safari Gift shop, and invitations to our two Members Only Parties, where you can enjoy free food, drink, and entertainment. Click here for more information on joining the Global Wildlife family today!

Skippy the kangaroo makes national news!

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.

Louisiana Life

Global Wildlife was featured in Louisiana Life article.

Snow at Global Wildlife Center

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.

Free Animal Feed for Fieldtrips in September, January and February

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!

December 2007 Newsletter

Read about Winter Animal Care and Actress Elisabeth Shue's visits to Global Wildlife Center in the December 2007 Newsletter (PDF 1035 KB).