What started out as a small collection of black bear, leopard, deer and cougars, is now an incredible collection of over 30 different species of animals!
The Hovatters Wildlife Zoo is a beautiful family animal attraction that can give unforgettable memories and experiences, as well as educational experiences.
Now, there zoo have creatures from all over the world, including baboon, grizzly bear and chimpanzee! This seasonal zoo have creatures you might LOVE, and some you might not have even heard of before!
Have you ever heard of the Japanese Macaque, or the Grivet Monkey? No? Well, what better way to learn all about them then to visit, and read all of their stories as you want around the enclosures.
Keep an eye out for some of the babies too! There are some cuties!
The zoo happens to be the only zoo in the tri-state area that has chimpanzees on exhibit, as well as a pride of African lions!
One of the great things about Hovatter's Wildlife Zoo, is that they really look after their animals. The zoo is located in a wooded setting, so there is plenty of comfort of shade. They also look after all who visit! Did you know that you can hand feed young giraffe? What an amazing experience!
So why not have a family fun day FILLED with animals next time you are out in West Virginia. Don't forget to take your camera!
Just Off Rt.7 on Herring Road, between Morgantown and Kingwood.Get directions
$10.99 (Ages 3 to 12)
Season passes available. Military discounts available with ID
They are all about their animals, so everything they do is in their best interest. Make sure you follow any instructions of the staff.
The Hungry Bear Cafe is a great place to pick up lunch, snacks and drinks. They have the same hours as the zoo
They have two pavillions to rent out - why not have a birthday at the zoo! What better way to spend your big day than with your people friends, AND animal friends!
They have a gift shop which you won't want to miss if you want to take home some fun items, gifts, toys and educational souvenirs!
Why not bring the students for an education outside of the classroom! There is no better way to learn!
If you have special needs, just give them a call prior to see how they can help you.
They sell animal feed in the gift shop so you can enjoy a feeding experience. No outside food allowed for the animals.