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Global Wildlife Center in Folsom, Louisiana

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giraffe at animal wildlife safariWhere can you go to get up close and personal with wildlife without flying to Africa and traveling by Jeep into the heart of the Serengeti?     Global Wildlife Center

Located in Folsom, Louisiana, Global Wildlife Center is a non-profit organization that encompasses 900 acres, allowing endangered and exotic species to cohabit and roam freely.  (All of the animals are herbivores.)

Global Wildlife Center in Louisiana

The center is open 7 days a week and guided wagon tours are available ($19 for adults, $17 for senior citizens, $13 for children 2-11, and free for children under 2).  You can purchase a family bucket of feed for  $30 or a souvenir cup of feed for $2.00.

feed for animals in wild animal safari in Louisiana

Family Size Bucket of Feed ($30)

The tours last for about an hour and a half.  The caravan travels at a very slow pace and stops occasionally so that humans can feed the animals from the safety of the wagon.

global wildlife animals

The animals are a lot of fun to watch and feed.  You can even feed the llamas right out of your hands.

llama eating out of hand

Don’t want the animals to eat out of your hand?  It’s okay to toss the feed on the ground.

people feeding animals in Louisiana

The zebras are fun to watch, too, except that their presence makes giraffes leave.  (Giraffes don’t like zebras.)

zebra eating at animal safari

Perhaps it was most fun watching the cows eat.

Play the video to watch cows eating.

At the end of a tour, visitors can purchase gifts and mementos of their trip at the gift shop.

gift shop in Louisiana

My Recommendations:

Bottled water is sold for $2 a bottle in the gift shop.  They are large bottles and it’s a good idea to have one on the tour.  Before going, check the web or call (985) 796-3585 for safari times.

***You can see more pictures of the animals on Southern Kissed’s Facebook page.

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Friday 6th of July 2018

This is one of the coolest things I have ever seen! I really want to visit here with the family!


Monday 17th of November 2014

I love safari parks like this! I remember my parents taking me to one in Canada when I was a kid. I was over the moon. I also love that these safari parks give animals so much more room to room than more traditional zoos.

Megan {Country Cleaver}

Sunday 16th of November 2014

What a trek!! That zebra is a hoot, he just loves those snacks it looks like.

Angie | Big Bear's Wife

Sunday 16th of November 2014

Oh my gosh, I would totally be in love with that place!!


Thursday 13th of November 2014

i love this!!! :) i think i prefer these experiences over the typical ones at the zoo.