“Spot three new baby giraffes at north shore’s Global Wildlife Center”
There are three new faces at the North shore’s Global Wildlife Center. The trio of half-sister baby giraffes Amari, Asha and Jasiri were born last spring, and they all share the same father, Jett! The calves are joining the thriving “tower” of 11 giraffes at the 900-acre preserve and contributing to the conservation of the endangered reticulated giraffe species..
Global Wildlife Center is developing more each day! New owner Maci Matherne and Executive Director Christina Cooper are currently working with Global’s attending veterinarian and giraffe expert Dr. Jonathan Bergmann to design and install a new chute system in the giraffe barn. Ultimately, this will facilitate giraffe care without the need for anesthesia. This September, both Global Wildlife Center’s Animal Care Managers Keirah and Erika attended the Giraffe Care Workshop at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. This intensive workshop and continuing education opportunity focused on training giraffes for voluntary husbandry care, including blood draws, hoof trims, injections and x-rays.
Also committed to also supporting the future of giraffes in the wild, Global Wildlife Center and Foundation have contributed close to $20,000 in donations to the Giraffe Conservation Foundation in 2023.
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About Global WIldlife Center: Global Wildlife Center is one of the largest free-roaming wildlife preserves in the country, home to more than 30 species of endangered, threatened and exotic animals. Located in Folsom, Louisiana, the center is home to thousands of animals from all over the world. Book a tour or party today!