Media Coverage

Media Coverage

Collection of our coverage on established media institutions and outlets.

2020

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...

RI Zoo Announces ‘Fiona’ the Sloth Is Pregnant, Expecting in 2020
10.23.2019
Fiona and Wesley the sloths are due to have their baby next spring

The Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island, is buzzing with excitement after announcing one of its sloths is expecting a little one.

Fiona the sloth and her partner Wesley are due to have a baby next year, according to the zoo. It made the exciting announcement Sunday, which...

Behind the Scenes: Pumpkin carvers gearing up for start of Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular
10.02.2019
Artists have been working around the clock to get the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular ready for this week’s season opener.

The nationally known event featuring meticulously carved pumpkins is set to make its annual return to Roger Williams Park Zoo Thursday.

Getting the event ready is no small feat.

The work for the fall fest usually starts in January, first having master carver John Reckner come up...

Zoos in the time of climate change, with Roger Williams Park Zoo
09.20.2019
Host Llewellyn King and Co-host Linda Gasparello discuss zoos in the time of climate change with Lou Perrotti and Andrea Stein of the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Rhode Island.
An international day in honor of the Red Panda at RWP Zoo
09.18.2019
International Red Panda Day is September 21, 2019!

The red panda has been classified as Endangered by the International Union of Conservation of Nature because it’s wild population is estimated at less than 10,000 mature individuals, and continues to decline due to habitat loss and fragmentation, and poaching.

We spoke with RWP Zoo’s Dr...