Press Releases

Press Releases

For all media related inquiries please contact:

E-Mail: pressroom@rwpzoo.org
Phone: 401-785-3510 x378
Mail: Roger Williams Park Zoo,1000 Elmwood Ave.Providence, RI 02907

2018

Free to the Public Black Friday, November 23
11.15.2018
Zoo family hope that visitors will share the holiday spirit with the community by bringing non-perishable food items to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.

The Roger Williams Park Zoo will offer a free admission day to all on Friday, November 23 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Zoo family hope that visitors will share the holiday spirit with the community by bringing non-perishable food items to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.  Staff from...

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Roger Williams Park Zoo Announces November 30 as Opening Date for Faces of the Rainforest
10.30.2018
Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, RI will officially open its eagerly awaited exhibit – Faces of the Rainforest - on Friday, November 30.

There will be a 12:00 pm press conference and ribbon cutting prior to the public opening. “It is with great excitement that we announce today the opening of this magnificent new exhibit, providing all our guests with the opportunity to experience the South American Rainforest here in Rhode...

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Roger Williams Park Zoo offers Sensory-Friendly Nights for Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular
10.17.2018
four sensory friendly evenings for those with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences and their families from 5:00 – 6:00 pm Thursday, November 1 – Sunday, November 4.

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, RI will offer four sensory friendly evenings for those with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences and their families from 5:00 – 6:00 pm Thursday, November 1 – Sunday, November 4.

For maximum...

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Roger Williams Park Zoo Achieves American Humane Conservation Certification
09.18.2018
The facility passed rigorous, independent third-party audits to earn the certification.

American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization and the world’s largest certifier of animal welfare and well-being, announced the certification of Roger Williams Park Zoo through the American Humane Conservation program. The facility passed rigorous, independent third-party...

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Statement from Roger Williams Park Zoo
05.15.2018
Roger Williams Park Zoo staff train regularly on best practices for any type of emergency including the escape of large and dangerous animals.

PROVIDENCE, RI – An incident occurred at Roger Williams Park Zoo this morning at approximately 9:05 am when the takin escaped its enclosure.  The issue was resolved by 9:55 am, and the Zoo opened at 10:15 am.  The incident began when the veterinary team approached the takin for a routine hoof...

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Tour the Roger Williams Park Zoo Elephant Barn
05.08.2018
Ever wonder how an elephant takes a bath, does her nails, or checks her weight? Now, you can find out!

Ever wonder how an elephant takes a bath, does her nails, or checks her weight?  Now, you can find out at the Roger Williams Park Zoo Textron Elephant Barn tour on Sunday, June 3 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Twenty-minute tours of the barn are on a first come first served basis.  The tour provides...

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RWPZoo Mourns Passing of Paul, the Oldest Male Matschie's Tree Kangaroo in the Country
03.28.2018
Paul was 23 years, 5 months and 5 days old when he passed away.

It is with great sadness that Roger Williams Park Zoo announces the death of Paul, the oldest Matschie’s tree kangaroo in the country.  Due to complications from heart issues that reduced his quality of life, the animal care staff at the Zoo made the decision to euthanize Paul on Tuesday, March...

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2017

Roger Williams Park Zoo Condemns Trump Administration's Lift on Ban of Importing Elephant Trophies
11.16.2017
Roger Williams Park Zoo is decrying the Trump administration’s decision to lift an Obama-era ban on importing elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia. The United States lists African elephants under the federal Endangered Species Act.

“This is a very sad day for anybody who works with and understands African elephants,” says Roger Williams Park Zoo executive director Jeremy Goodman.  “We know that 96 elephants a day are killed in the wild.  Our zoo works with the Wildlife Conservation Society on its 96 Elephants campaign to...

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Roger Williams Park Zoo Opens Its Door Free to the Public Black Friday, November 24
11.16.2017
Free admission day to all on Friday, November 24, 2017.

Zoo family hope that visitors will share the holiday spirit with the community by bringing non-perishable food items to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.  Boxes for food items will be at the front gates of the Zoo.

According to Dr. Jeremy Goodman, executive director of Roger...

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USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice Announces Roger Williams Park Zoo Best Attraction in Rhode Island
10.13.2017
What makes Roger Williams Park Zoo like Disneyland, The River Walk in San Antonio and warm Caribbean Islands– they are all NUMBER ONE in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards.

Recognized nationwide as a leader in animal care, environmental education, and conservation efforts, many of the animals thriving at the Zoo are critically endangered, endangered, and/or vulnerable.  Locally, Roger Williams Park Zoo conservationists focus on saving the American burying beetle,...

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