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It’s Dirty Work For no Pay, but Zoo Interns Love it Anyway
There is no typical workday for an animal-care intern at Roger Williams Park Zoo.

One minute you’re spraying perfume around the cheetah exhibit. The next, you’re carrying a sedated leopard in for his annual physical, says Joey Golden, a 24-year-old intern from Lincoln. Dozens of students apply for the five coveted internship positions at the zoo each semester, said Diane S....

RWP Zoo Renames Elephant Yard, Announces New Partnership
It was all “trunks” on hand at Roger Williams Park Zoo Wednesday morning for the announcement of a new partnership between the zoo, and Ivory Ella.

Westerly-based Ivory Ella is an online clothing store which donates a portion of the proceeds of their elephant-patterned clothing to “Save the Elephants.” Roger Williams Park Zoo renamed their elephant yard the “Ivory Ella Elephant Yard” after the company pledged $200,000 towards supporting the...

Roger Williams Park Zoo treats giraffe's arthritis with acupuncture
Sukari is 24 years old and suffers from arthritis.

She goes through an acupuncture session lasting about 45 minutes and using 14 needles every other week...Zookeepers said they can already see that the process is having a big impact on how well she can move around.

Press Releases

Roger Williams Park Zoo Supports Heroic Emergency Rescue Plan to Save the Vaquita Porpoise
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”
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
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

Photography/Film Policy
The Department of Marketing and Public Relations at Roger Williams Park Zoo must pre-approve all professional photography or video.
Rhode Island Zoological Society Form 990

View Rhode Island Zoological Society's Form 990 from 2016.

USDA Reports

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