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Media Coverage

Collection of our coverage on established media institutions and outlets.

2019

Feeding the Elephants at Roger Williams Park Zoo
01.17.2019
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to stick your whole hand in a vacuum cleaner? That’s what it feels like to feed an elephant.

Roger Williams Park Zoo’s three African elephants are happy, healthy and thriving.

I spent the afternoon with Lisa Ruggiero and Jennifer Warmbold, two elephant keepers at Roger Williams Park Zoo, along with Ginny, Alice and Kate, the three female African elephants that...

Record-Breaking Year for Raising, Releasing Rare Rabbits
01.09.2019
More rare New England cottontails were raised at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence and the Queens Zoo in New York City and released into the wild than ever before, according to conservation officials.

The success is a positive sign for populations of the region’s only native rabbit, which had declined precipitously in recent decades because of habitat loss, hunting, and competition with the introduced eastern cottontail.

Seventy-seven New England cottontails were raised and weaned at...

2018

Roger Williams Park Zoo celebrates new rainforest exhibit
12.01.2018
Roger Williams Park Zoo held a press conference Friday to celebrate the grand opening of their new rainforest exhibit.

The staff at the zoo cut a ribbon for its new "Faces of the Rainforest" section, which includes a 40-foot-high glass atrium where monkeys and tropical birds can co-mingle.

The exhibit also includes a waterfall and pool for Amazonian giant river otters.

There will be 44 species in...

Providence’s Roger Williams Park Zoo opens its showcase rainforest exhibit Friday
12.01.2018
The Faces of the Rainforest exhibit is centered on a 40-foot-high, light-filled glass atrium in which monkeys and tropical birds will be free to mix with zoo patrons. Amazonian giant river otters play in a pool fed by a waterfall.

It has been said that there are no second acts in American lives, but the leaders of the Roger Williams Park Zoo hope that the opening of their Faces of the Rainforest exhibit will be just that.

Dr. Jeremy Goodman is hoping to exorcise ghosts from long before he became the zoo’s executive...

Roger Williams Park Zoo opens new rainforest exhibit
11.30.2018
For those looking to escape the cold weather, Roger Williams Park Zoo opened its new rainforest exhibit Friday afternoon.

The exhibit, called "Faces of the Rainforest," has been four years in the making. Featured animals include indigenous monkeys, birds, amphibians and reptiles of the Amazon Rainforest.

Executive Director of Roger Williams Park Zoo Dr. Jeremy Goodwin said the new exhibit is part of a 20-...

Roger Williams Park Zoo opens "Faces in the Rainforest"
11.30.2018
Mass Appeal went live just minutes before the opening of the Roger Williams Park Zoo's "Faces in the Rainforest" exhibit.
Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular offers four sensory-friendly shows
11.01.2018
This season, Roger Williams Park Zoo is continuing its efforts to cater to those with sensory processing differences.

For those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), loud noises and crowded places can be overwhelming. This season, Roger Williams Park Zoo is continuing its efforts to cater to those with sensory processing differences.

The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular offered ...

NBC 10 pays it forward to Roger Williams Park Zoo volunteer
10.31.2018
Janet Keene has been volunteering her time at the Roger Williams Park Zoo for 10 years, and she loves it.

"It's just very satisfying when you know that you've in some little way made their visit to the zoo more enjoyable than it would have been otherwise," Janet said.

Janet is talking about students like a recent group from Meeting Street.

"She's telling us all about the snow leopards...

Gazette on the Go: Roger Williams Park Zoo Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular
10.27.2018
It’s the 30th year that the zoo has done this, and this year they have over 5,000 carved pumpkins, with themes ranging from the real world to the fantastical.

Halloween is without a doubt my second favorite day of the year.

The first is Christmas.

But Halloween is just barely in second place.

Now, I don’t like the really scary stuff, like horror movies. That is not for me. I’m more of a spooky fun, Tim Burton, “Hocus Pocus” kinda...

New England Cottontail Conservation Efforts Still Ongoing, Plans To Expand
10.23.2018
Federal regulators are continuing to build up the New England cottontail with a growing population on Patience Island in Narragansett Bay.

ix rabbits that were bred in captivity at Roger Williams Park Zoo and Queens Zoo in New York were released on the island this past Friday.

Biologists with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service say uninhabited Patience Island has proven a successful spot for cottontails, partially due to a...