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Specific picture descriptions: Photos above with "i" icons next to the bracketed sequence numbers (e.g. " ") are described as follows:
OGLEZO_070813_007.JPG: The model train is a favorite feature of the zoo for many.
OGLEZO_070813_285.JPG: Right after this, the bird took a bite out of her ear and drew blood
OGLEZO_070813_496.JPG: These guys are actually pretty vicious when they get fed. They don't enjoy sharing much.
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Wikipedia Description: Oglebay Park
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The Good Zoo:
The Good Zoo is a 30 acre facility that houses over 80 species of animals. The zoo was dedicated in memory of a seven-year old boy, Phillip Mayer Good, who loved nature. Its collection includes red wolves, river otters, spectacled bears, cottontop tamarins, lemurs, an ocelot, ostriches, llamas, goats, a red-tailed hawk, barn owls, bald eagles, red pandas, gorals, a red-crowned crane, a sandhill crane, a small colony of meerkats and many other animals from all over the globe. It includes a train, which travels through the ostrich exhibit and all throughout the zoo, and a discovery lab, with an indoor South American Rainforest exhibit. As of June 2007, the zoo also features an aviary, which houses red-flanked lorikeets, Goldie's lorikeets, and two subspecies of the Rainbow Lorikeet, the blue mountain (Swainson's) lorikeet, and the green-naped lorikeet. The Good Zoo is the only AZA accredited zoo in the state of West Virginia.
The Good Zoo is also home to a veterinary hospital where visitors can view operations and routine checkups. The hospital is used as a treatment area for zoo animals, a breeding center for certain species, a quarantine area for incoming animals, and a rehabilitation center for injured wild raptors. The zoo's raptor rehabilitation program has successfully treated many raptors and other native birds since its establishment. The zoo's red-tailed hawk, and bald eagles, however, were not able to be returned to their habitat due to severe injuries. They are now ambassadors for the plight of wild raptors and are used in numerous educational programs.
The Good Zoo has many SSP programs. The Species Survival Plan (SSP) is a cooperative breeding and conservation program instituted by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The goal of SSP programs is to help as many species as possible through captive breeding, education, research, and habitat preservation.
The Good Zoo is directed by Penny Miller, a conservationist with many achievements, including serving as Pittsburgh Zoo's first female zoo keeper. She also is currently an advisor on the AZA Board of Regents Committee. Also noted on staff is Steven Mitch, the first and only director of the zoo's Benedum Planetarium. He also is currently serving his third term as the Middle Atlantic Planetarium Society's President. The zoo's Curator of Animals is Joe Greathouse, who has noted research in various Hellbender research programs. Head Keeper is currently Susan McCardle. The zoo's Curator of Education is Vickie Markey-Tekely, who formed the education department in existence. She is also an active member of the AZAVA (Association of Zoo and Aquarium Volunteer Administrators).
Annual events at the Good Zoo include "Boo at the Zoo" (in October), "The Good Zoo Lights Up For You" (during the Festival of Lights), an annual car show at nearby Camp Russel, and an Easter egg hunt (in April).
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