AAA Editor Notes
The Good Zoo at Oglebay, within Oglebay Resort, is named in memory of 7-year-old Philip Mayer Good, a young boy who loved nature and visiting Oglebay Park. The 30-acre zoo provides natural settings for 50 species, many of them rare and endangered, including African wild dogs, lemurs, otters and red pandas.
The Discovery Lab offers hands-on exhibits for children, while the Benedum Theater provides seasonal programs for all ages. A wetlands exhibit features animals and plants native to the region. An 1863 train tours the zoo along a 1.5-mile track and travels through the ostrich and zebra exhibits. An O-gauge model train is part of an indoor display.
Lorikeet Landing is an Australian walk-through aviary where cups of nectar can be hand-fed to the colorful birds that perch right on visitors' hands. Gray and red kangaroos and red-necked wallabies may be seen at the Outback Exhibit. A children's farm, a goat contact area, animal encounters and a gem mining sluice also are available.