Roger Williams Park Zoo introduces Cora the giraffe

Roger Williams Park Zoo introduces Cora the giraffe

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Looking for fun things to do during the December school vacation week, come visit Cora, a two-year-old giraffe at Roger Williams Park Zoo.

Cora, originally from the Cincinnati Zoo, greets visitors daily in the Textron Elephant & Giraffe Pavilion.  According to Zoo staff, Cora is a sweet and gentle animal who enjoys green beans and lots of attention. 

Don’t forget that even if the weather is a bit on the cold side, the Zoo’s new exhibit Faces of the Rainforest is now open.  A completely immersive experience for every guest from the time they enter the building until the moment they leave the yard, Faces of the Rainforest is complete with the lavish flora and splendid fauna indigenous to the Amazon Rainforest.   Come meet the birds and monkeys of the sunken forest, witness the Howler monkey and Saki monkey families, and watch the giant otters play in their waterfall and on their slide.  Visitors will also see an anaconda, a variety of marine life as well as an agouti family, toucan, and tamandua while having the opportunity to learn how each one of us can help save the rainforests of the world.

Roger Williams Park Zoo is open daily from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.  The Zoo is not open on Christmas Eve or on Christmas Day. For more information visit

Roger Williams Park Zoo, one of the oldest in the nation, is Rhode Island’s number one outdoor family and tourist attraction and is a leader in conservation efforts undertaken by a zoo of its size. The Zoo has received numerous awards for environmental education, and conservation work done locally and around the world, caring for species that without human intervention would face certain extinction.  Roger Williams Park Zoo is supported and managed by the Rhode Island Zoological Society and is owned by the City of Providence.