Oglebay Good Zoo Offers New Wellness Program

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UPDATE 5:20 p.m.

With summer quickly approaching many people are trying to shed those last couple of pounds. Well, the Good Zoo in Oglebay is looking to help their members in a pretty fun way.

“You may see us walking the tortoises in the morning, you may see the llamas walking around. We have, all the keepers are going to be giving the animals their breakfast to move them out on to exhibit,” Oglebay Good Zoo Director Dr. Joe Greathouse tells 7News reporter Nick Conigliaro. “So, it’s probably one of our most active of the day and nobody gets to see it, except for our members now.”

Now, the ‘Hoofing It’ activity is recommend for adult members, but on Saturday mornings they’ll have a Zooper Fit Kids program for children ages 4 and older. This will be $10 per member child and they’ll impersonate exercises the animals do to stay fit.

If you’re not a member and would like to become one Dr. Greathouse says you can call the Zoo office at (304)243-4100 to learn more about memberships.


Oglebay Good Zoo members will be able to enter before the zoo opens at 9 a.m. starting Tuesday.

The program is a part of their new wellness activity called the Hoofing It Walking Program.

Members will be able to walk the trail around the zoo while viewing the animals, which is three-quarters of a mile.

Each trip around the zoo burns approximately 75 calories.

The wellness activity will run all summer, and will end September 22nd.

The zoo also offers a Zooper Fit Kids program for children ages four and up.

This will be held on Saturdays throughout the summer.

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