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Snake Island image killed Plan A for R.I. rattlers
04.23.2017
The timber rattlesnake is disappearing. The last population in Rhode Island was seen in Tiverton 45 years ago.

Public opposition has scuttled a plan to introduce a new population of timber rattlesnakes, raised at Roger Williams Park Zoo, on Mt. Zion island in central Massachusetts’ Quabbin Reservoir. They will be released elsewhere in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Providence Zoo's Conservation Director is a Rare Breed
02.24.2017

Lou Perrotti spends much of his time working to protect threatened and endangered species. It’s surprising then when one discovers the lifelong Rhode Islander could be the last of his kind.

Roger Williams Park Zoo preps for winter storm
02.13.2017
Have you ever wondered how zoos deal with all of the snow?

ABC6 News caught up with the Roger Williams Park Zoo Monday afternoon to see how they're planning on keeping all of the animals there safe and warm.

Press Releases

Roger Williams Park Zoo Supports Heroic Emergency Rescue Plan to Save the Vaquita Porpoise
04.04.2017
Roger Williams Park Zoo announces commitment to work in conjunction with the government of Mexico to save the vaquita porpoise
Working through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Roger Williams Park Zoo announced today their commitment to work in conjunction with the government of Mexico to save the vaquita porpoise - the world’s most endangered marine mammal. 
 
According to Dr. Jeremy...

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Explore the World with Roger Williams Park Zoo during “Party for the Planet”
03.03.2017
RWP Zoo’s annual Earth Day celebration, provides family fun during Rhode Island’s April school vacation week.

Providence, R.I. – Every year, in honor of Earth Day, Roger Williams Park Zoo hosts Party for the Planet, a full week of fun for families to share. This year’s event will celebrate the importance of conservation and our environment, represented at the core of the mission at Roger Williams Park...

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Roger Williams Park Zoo Defies USDA
02.03.2017
Posts Reports Online
In reaction to the February 3 ruling from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announcing that the department removed animal welfare inspection reports, enforcement records and other information about the treatment of animals from its website, citing privacy and other laws, Roger...

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Press Resources

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Photography/Film Policy
The Department of Marketing and Public Relations at Roger Williams Park Zoo must pre-approve all professional photography or video.
 
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USDA Reports

View Roger Williams Park Zoo USDA reports from September 2015 and 2016.