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Destination WV: West Virginia State Wildlife Center


FRENCH CREEK, W.Va. — For this week’s stop on our Destination West Virginia segment, we are going to the West Virginia State Wildlife Center located in French Creek in Upshur County. The State Wildlife Center is a perfect place to visit if you like to see and learn about the wildlife in the state of West Virginia.

The West Virginia State Wildlife Center’s Biologist 1, Trevor Moore said, “We’re a small zoological center where you can see a lot of the native animals here to West Virginia and it’s a great basically outing for families or for anybody just looking to get out in nature.”

The center is not a rehabilitation center, but rather a place to view animals that are either captured or bought by the center. Although the center is not a rehabilitation center, Moore said, that almost all the birds at the center come from the Raptor Rehab center in Fairmont because they can’t be released back into the wild.

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