Media Coverage

Media Coverage

Collection of our coverage on established media institutions and outlets.


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.

Aging Providence Giraffe Receives Acupuncture for Arthritis
The Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island, is one of the first in the country to try acupuncture on a giraffe.

It is a known way to relieve pain in people, and now the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island, is one of the first in the country to try acupuncture on a giraffe.

Recovery: Second Chance for Yankee Cottontails
Captive breeding has progressed to the point that New England cottontails are now being conditioned to the wild before release.

For the most part, the American public has yet to grasp what McDowell and Litvaitis understood from the start and what fish and game bureaucrats have learned since 1983 — that imperiled species need to be saved not because they are “cute,” not because they are “beautiful,” not because they are...

Roger Williams Park Zoo introduces Komodo Dragon
Only one in New England!

Dr. Jeremy Goodman, Executive Director at the Roger Williams Park Zoo, shared lots of fun facts about the Komodo Dragon includeing the fact that the species is more than four million years old.

Snake Island image killed Plan A for R.I. rattlers
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

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
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.

Highlighting Roger Williams Park Zoo’s commitment to conservation
Action for Animals

Roger Williams Park Zoo is part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is at the forefront of the conservation movement. Locally, the zoo works to save the American burying beetle, the timber rattlesnake, and the New England cottontail rabbit.