Bobcat Encounter at
the Oglebay Good Zoo

Wheeling, WV

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Based on Encounter for 2
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Wheeling, WV

Channel your inner zookeeper while learning how to feed and interact with one of the world’s most fascinating felines: the bobcat! 

  • Join an expert zookeeper for this one-of-a-kind animal encounter at the Oglebay Good Zoo
  • Go behind the scenes and discover what it takes to care for these incredible cats
  • Feed and interact with a fully-grown bobcat from a safe distance
  • Learn fascinating facts about the bobcat, global cat conservation efforts, and so much more
  • Make all of your zookeeper dreams come true with this 30-minute Bobcat Animal Encounter! 
When Do I Choose A Date?
Either yourself or the lucky recipient can make a booking and select dates once you are in receipt of the voucher. You'll register the voucher, follow the booking instructions and your experience with us begins!

October - March:
Select Dates Only - 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM

Essential Information
  • All participants must sign a liability release waiver
  • Participants must be at least 8 years old
  • Closed toe shoes are required 
  • For safety reasons, you will not enter the bobcat habitat
This experience lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Experience Provider Info
Complete information for your Experience Provider, including contact information, will be included on your booking confirmation email once you or your gift recipient have scheduled the experience. Our Product Management team handpicks top-rated experience providers, removing the guesswork for you and ensuring your peace of mind.
Maximum Participants
This experience is limited to 2 participants.
This experience is for booked participants only.
Weather Dependent
This experience is weather dependent.
What To Wear
Wear comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes. We recommend wearing clothing that you do not mind getting dirty.
Will I go inside the bobcat enclosure?

No. For safety reasons, you will not be allowed to go inside the enclosure. Instead, you'll feed and interact with the bobcat from a protected area. 

Can I take pictures?

Yes, as long as you maintain a safe distance from the bobcat. 

Is this animal encounter humane?

Yes! In fact, they’re a form of animal enrichment which is a vital part of animal welfare, as it stimulates an animal’s senses and curiosity. The Oglebay Good Zoo is also accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and animal welfare is the zoo's top priority. 

Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 14 days. All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.
Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference. If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Virgin Experience Gifts.

Cancellation Policy

Once you have received a booking confirmation, all bookings are final. No cancellations or rescheduling requests will be allowed. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience. In the event that your tour is cancelled due to inclement weather, you will be able to reschedule directly with the experience provider.


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