Media Coverage

Media Coverage

Collection of our coverage on established media institutions and outlets.

2017

Aging Providence giraffe receives acupuncture for arthritis
06.27.2017
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.

A nearly 2,000-pound patient named Sukari suffers from arthritis. The life expectancy for the species is...

Recovery: Second Chance for Yankee Cottontails
06.07.2017
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
05.19.2017
Only one in New England!

The Roger Williams Park Zoo introduces its newest addition: the Komodo Dragon, and “The Rhode Show” gets to see it before anyone else!

Dr. Jeremy Goodman, Executive Director at the Roger Williams Park Zoo,...

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.

The last time a person was...

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.

The 52-year-old West Greenwich resident is Roger Williams Park Zoo’s director of conservation...

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

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.

According to staff, they plan days ahead by laying extra bedding down for the...

Highlighting Roger Williams Park Zoo’s commitment to conservation
02.10.2017
Action for Animals

Dr. Jeremy Goodman joined us in studio to discuss Roger Williams Park Zoo’s conservation efforts. Roger Williams Park Zoo is part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is at the forefront of the conservation movement.

Locally,...