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A baby fox, known as a kit, looks up at a more mature red fox in awe at the W.Va. Wildlife Center. / (My Buckhannon file photo by Monica Zalaznik)

DNR announces W.Va. Wildlife Center in French Creek to close temporarily for annual inspection

FRENCH CREEK, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) announced today that the West Virginia State Wildlife Center will be closed for its required annual inspection beginning Sunday, December 31, 2023. The Wildlife Center is expected to reopen on Friday, January 5, 2024.

“We thank you for your patience and continued support of the Wildlife Center, and we look forward to experiencing the new year with you all,” said WV DNR Director Brett McMillion.

The Gift Shop will maintain the current operating hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The West Virginia State Wildlife Center is a modern zoological facility in Upshur County, displaying native and introduced state wildlife.

For more information, contact the West Virginia State Wildlife Center at 304-924-6211.

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