Global Wildlife Celebrates the Birth of a New Baby Giraffe!

New baby Kamelia with proud mother.

Global Wildlife Center is excited to welcome Kamelia! Kamelia was born to her mother, Kameel, on Sunday, July 30th at 9:30 pm. Kameel, an experienced mother, has taken well to her calf. Kamelia is learning her new surroundings and has been adjusting well to her new 900 acre home!

Kamelia was named after her mother Kameel. Kameel turned 24 years old on June 13th. This makes Kameel the oldest giraffe at Global Wildlife Center. Reticulated giraffes live to be about 25 years in the wild and have been known to live longer in captivity.

All of Global Wildlife Center’s giraffes birth naturally on our preserve. Amazingly, the expecting mothers will let our animal care team know when it’s time to birth their young by excluding themselves from their herd. This process of natural birthing in a free roaming environment is much less stressful for the animals, and allows the best outcome for their young. Within minutes of birth the baby will stand and nurse from their mother. This is vital for their survival and an incredible sight to witness!

Baby Kamelia takes a stroll.

The Global Wildlife Center is the largest totally free-roaming wildlife preserve of its kind in the country located in Folsom, Louisiana. GWC is home to over 4,000 exotic, endangered, and threatened animals from all over the world.

For more information on Kamelia or how you can get up close and personal with our giraffe family call 985-624-WILD or visit us on the web at