Hovatters Wildlife Zoo

Kingwood, WV

Where are we going?

Hovatters Wildlife Zoo
291 Wagner Ln
WV 26537

304 329 3122

What is there to do?

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 Hovatter's 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! 

How much does it cost?

Adults: $12

Children: $10 (Ages 3 to 12)

Discount: Seniors $11

Free Under: 2 years


Need a little extra help?

If you have special needs, just give them a call prior to see how they can help you.


When can we go?

10am - 6pm 7 days a week. Weekends only in November.

April 18th to November 9th


Any top tips?

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!

I’m Hungry!

The Hungry Bear Cafe is a great place to pick up lunch, snacks and drinks. They have the same hours as the zoo

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