Global Wildlife is one of the largest free-roaming wildlife preserves of its kind in the country. Located in Folsom, Louisiana, only a few miles away from the Boys Ranch, the trip provides an enriching experience for residents. With hundreds of acres to explore, our boys hopped on the shuttle to feed several species like giraffes and zebras as the animals walk right up to the vehicle.
Not all visitors are lucky enough to have each animal walk up for feeding but the boys had the opportunity to feed several Reticulated Giraffes. It is a surreal experience to watch an 18 foot tall giraffe crane down for a snack.
The boys are also able to learn key animal facts as tour guides give info on each animal that approaches which creates a very engaging envvironment, a key aspect of learning for boys overcoming trauma.
These animals provide a fun afternoon as well as an unforgettable experience for boys in need of some lifelong memories.
The Boys Ranch has relied on the support of generous community donors to continue its mission for more than 40 years. Every gift, no matter how large or small, has helped to give hundreds of troubled young men a fresh start. Please help us continue to provide the same loving guidance to all the boys who are with us now, and all the ones who are still waiting for their chance at a brighter future.