Media Coverage

Media Coverage

Collection of our coverage on established media institutions and outlets.

2020

Baby sloth welcomed after hard birth at Providence zoo
05.20.2020
An adorable baby sloth has arrived in the world to bring some much-needed joy.

The new member of the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island, was born May 13 after a difficult labor, according to an announcement on the zoo’s Facebook page shared May 18. However...

Rhode Island Zoo Welcomes Baby Two-Toed Sloth After Difficult Delivery
05.19.2020
Mom Fiona and her baby "needed emergency care and a lot of extra help" during the birth

Hang in there! A Rhode Island zoo has some very exciting sloth news that is sure to brighten your day.

On Monday, Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence announced the birth of a baby Linne's two-toed sloth, born to parents Fiona and Welsey on May 13.

"This is such thrilling news,"...

Animals at Roger Williams Park Zoo granted unique opportunities while zoo is closed
05.05.2020
Gates at the Roger Williams Park Zoo may be closed to the public but inside, the animals go about their business and same goes for their caretakers and operational staff.

"Everybody misses everybody especially in this beautiful weather they miss seeing the kids," said Diana Nahabedian, the media relations spokesperson for the Roger Williams Park Zoo.

Since being forced to close because of the ...

And baby makes four tamarins at Roger Williams Park Zoo
04.26.2020
the zoo’s second endangered golden lion tamarin, was born Friday. The first, Angus, was born Dec. 13, 2019, to a tamarin couple that met online, father Kyle and mother Raff, (pronounced Rafe) in the Saving Animals from Extinction program.

Tamarins are squirrel-size monkeys with a golden ruff that resembles the mane of a lion.

The tamarin family lives in Faces of the Rainforest, an exhibit at the zoo that looks and feels to them like an open rainforest.

Nahabedian calls the habitat “a wonderful place for animals,”...

At Roger Williams Park Zoo, a lesson in frog-speak
02.25.2020
FrogWatch USA, trains citizen scientists in how to identify certain frog calls

Hope Joyal doesn’t have a favorite species of frog per se, but there’s one, whose name escapes her, that she really likes because of the squeaking sound it makes when it’s mad.

“It’s glorious,” said the 12-year-old, who was sitting next to her mother on Sunday at a citizen science class...

Artie Goes to Zoo School
01.23.2020
Artie was on the road yet again and this time he went back to school! Kinda.

He technically went to the School at Roger Williams Zoo, but nonetheless Mr. Tefft mingled with the students, did some ready, ran into a peacock, and followed all the rules!

Well done Artie, you get an A+ for the day.

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2019

My Turn: Jeremy Goodman: The gutsy woman who transformed our zoo
12.05.2019
We are grateful to the Danforth family for directing contributions in her memory to the zoo in order continue her mission of saving our endangered natural world.

During the last few years, I was honored to have some great conversations with Sophie Danforth about the early days of the Rhode Island Zoological Society. Mrs. Danforth, who died on Nov. 15, was straightforward, modest and painfully honest. As described in her obituary, she was “formidable and...

It's A Girl: RWP Zoo Names Baby Anteater 'Demo'
11.06.2019
"Demo" is a combination of her parents' names: Delilah and Mochilla.

The newest addition Roger Williams Park Zoo animal family officially has a name. On Wednesday, the zoo announced that the baby anteater born two months ago is a girl, named Demo.

"Demo" is a combination of her parents' names: Delilah and Mochilla. She was ...

2019 Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Ends Record-Breaking Season
11.05.2019
Both the weekend and weekday attendance records were broken during this year's season.

This year's Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular was a record-breaker, the Roger Williams Park Zoo said Tuesday. The Rhode Island Halloween tradition officially wrpped up its 2019 season on Sunday.

"We are excited that we broke some records this year," said Jeremy Goodman, the zoo's executive...

No Tricks, Just Treats: PC Students Attend Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular
10.24.2019
With Halloween around the corner, the Providence College Board of Programmers (BOP) collaborated with the Roger Williams Park Zoo to give students the chance to attend the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular on Sunday evening. 

This is an annual light show hosted at the zoo that gives students the opportunity to witness a variety of professionally carved jack-o-lanterns that would undoubtedly amaze them. 

Lasting 32 nights throughout October into early November, five-thousand jack-o‘-lanterns are on display...