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Hovatter's Wildlife Zoo

291 Wagner Lane

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The West Virginia Zoo is home to over 30 different species of native and exotic
animals from all over the world. What started out as a small collection of deer,
black bear, cougars and tigers has turned into a menagerie of Chimpanzee's,
Grizzlies, various species of Orange and White Tigers, Spotted and Black Leopards,
Ring Tailed Lemurs, Baboons, and many other species. You always find new babies
for that special photo opportunity.

Hovatter's Zoo is located in a woody setting so all the animals have the comfort
of shade on a hot summer afternoon. Come and enjoy the day in rural Preston County
and see why the West Virginia Zoo is known for it's up close and personal
encounters with all of our adorable, and not so adorable residents. We are the
only Zoo in the tri-state area with Chimpanzee's on exhibit and a pride of African
Lions. You can feed over half the animals in the Zoo, allowing you to bond with
them in a special way, and to observe them at their best!


Kevin Harris

Thursday, May 10, 2018
A very nice, well run zoo! I'm so glad that we have something like this available to us in West Virginia. The girls had a lot of fun, and the staff was nice. All of the animals were very well taken care of.

Jennifer Manear

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Perfectly sized zoo for children. Kids get up close to most of the animals. It was very clean and organized. The staff was nice and helpful.

Kaylyn #sethsquad

Sunday, April 15, 2018
Love this zoo! I have been going here since I was a child and it never disappoints me. I love going here all the time! It's handicap accessible, has great prices, ALOT OF AMAZING ANIMALS TOO! If you haven't been to hovatters wildlife zoo then you need to go because you don't want to miss this amazing opportunity every year! They even got in New animals like sloths which are my all time favorite animals along with giraffes, bear, tiger, lions, etc ITS WELL WORTH THE TRIP!!!!

Corey Hickman

Saturday, May 19, 2018
You wouldn't think you'd find the types of animals this zoo has here in West Virginia, but it's a pleasant surprise. It's not big by any means, but still really interesting. Definitely worth a visit.

Katherine Marcum

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Great place to take the kids! Was truly amazed by how great it was! So glad its in WV!

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