KINGWOOD, W.Va. — Hovatter’s Wildlife Zoo, also known as the West Virginia Zoo, in Kingwood, is home to more than 300 animals from nearly 30 species.
Among the variety of exotic animals, the giraffe is probably the most popular, said owner, Bryan Hovatter.
“The giraffe is the biggest attraction and the Watussi, which is an African Cow, is also a big hit,” Hovatter said.
According to Hovatter, the zoo is always adding new animals for the public to come and see. Those featured at the zoo include the aoudad, Bengal tiger, bobcat, capuchin, White Russian boars, grizzly bear, ring tail lemur, olive baboon, raccoon, snow monkey, spotted leopard, African lion, baby boar, black leopard, chimpanzee, spider monkey and camel.
There is also a large petting zoo area…