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!