Rose McGowan Meets a Hairy (and Hungry!) Eland on Safari

Courtesy Rose McGowan

updated 11/22/2011 AT 12:00 PM ET

originally published 11/22/2011 AT 2:00 PM ET

Rose McGowan couldn’t contain her excitement Monday – animals were on the agenda!

The actress, who is filming the indie flick Tell Tale Heart in New Orleans, took time out to mingle with some mammals at the Global Wildlife Center in Folsom, La., which is home to 33 species of animals.

“On my way to a wild animal park! Yippee!” she Tweeted.