Global Wildlife in Folsom is truly one of Tangipahoa’s “hidden treasures”. Have you been? Stop reading this post and start planning an outing! It is an awesome chance to get up close and personal with a variety of exotic animals, as well as learn about animal behavior and conservation. It is great fun, and educational! You truly won’t believe you are right in the middle of South Louisiana!
From Global Wildlife’s website:
Enjoy a one and a half hour guided Safari Wagon tour over 900 acres of beautiful Louisiana countryside complete with 12 ponds and a lake. During the tour you’ll come face to face with bison, giraffe, zebra, camels, eland, and much more! The animals roam free – It’s Africa, in Louisiana! Adults and children alike experience the excitement of feeding the animals during the safari while remaining safe and secure in our custom-built covered wagons with padded seating. The Global Wildlife Center is unique because we foster a personal interaction with the animals and believe that touch is the best teaching tool. Be prepared for an exhilarating and educational adventure!
Cost: Adults $17; Seniors (over 62) $15; Children ages 2-11 $11. Children under 2 are free. You will also want to purchase feed for the animals ($2 for a cup of $30 for a family bucket). Group rates and private tours are available.
Open: Open year round, 7 days a week. Always call (985) 796-3585 first for safari check–in times and availability.
Location: 26389 Highway 40, Folsom, LA 70437