Media Coverage

Media Coverage

Collection of our coverage on established media institutions and outlets.

2018

Roger Williams Park Zoo prepares for new rainforest exhibit
05.23.2018
Roger Williams Park Zoo offers you the opportunity to learn more about this cute little creature.

Many of us may not be familiar with or even heard of a Kinkajou, as they are not indigenous to this area, but now Roger Williams Park Zoo offers you the opportunity to learn more about this cute little creature.

Dr. Jeremy Goodman and Jennifer Hennessey, animal keeper at Tropical America...

Roger Williams Park Zoo takes steps to be more inclusive
05.22.2018
Committed to maintaining diversity at the zoo by announcing a new partnership with KultureCity.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- Roger Williams Park Zoo says it's committed to maintaining diversity at the zoo by announcing a new partnership with KultureCity.

The group out of Birmingham, Alabama works to accommodate those...

Q&A: Tree kangaroos, hornbills and otters, oh my!
05.16.2018
Cleaning and caring for giraffes, elephants, tree kangaroos and river otters, among many other species, is never boring.

CHRISTINE GOODROW Zookeeper, Roger Williams Park Zoo

“A lot of cleaning, and then some more cleaning.” That’s how Christine Goodrow describes her job as a zookeeper at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence. But cleaning and caring for giraffes, elephants, tree kangaroos and river otters,...

Recovery: Transition of the Zoo from Jail to Ark
05.07.2018
AZA holds members to the highest standards of animal welfare, husbandry and veterinary care.

“Tragically,” laments Freedom for Animals, “birds in zoos are prevented from flight… They have the ends of their wings chopped off.”

“Zoos have had little to no success with captive breeding programs,” proclaims One Green Planet.

Such zoo bashers seem stuck in the distant past and...

A day in the life of Roger Williams Park Zoo
04.27.2018
The zoo is a theater, a place of scenes, some seen by few...

The zoo is a theater, a place of scenes, some seen by few: The almost hedonistic ritual of the elephant bath. The surly moon bear thinking you’re the veterinarian. The eager zebras and the reluctant watusis. The birdlike chirping of river otter pups. And that female gibbon, relentlessly chasing...

Otter pup triplets to make their debut at Roger Williams Park Zoo
04.05.2018
The triplets are expected to make their public debut during the week of April 29.

A trio of newborn otter pups is calling Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence home. The Zoo announced that the triplets are expected to make their public debut during the week of April 29. “The pups had their first veterinary exam at 7 weeks old, when they received an overall check-up & a...

Next stop at Roger Williams Park Zoo — The Amazon
03.20.2018
Faces of the Rainforest exhibit opens this summer as big changes continue at the nation’s third oldest zoo.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — After voters approved bond money in 2014 for improvements to Roger Williams Park Zoo, officials started putting together a 20-year master plan outlining what the zoo could look like one day.

Rhode Islanders will get their first glimpse of the changes this summer,...

Ban-the-Bag Movement Taking Rhode Island by Storm
03.04.2018
At the Providence City Council's March 1 meeting, Lou Perrotti, director of conservation programs at Roger Williams Park Zoo, wore a suit of plastic bags in support of the ban.

It was a busy week for bag bans in Rhode Island, as town councils in Bristol and Portsmouth outlawed plastic checkout bags, while the City Council overwhelming approved an ordinance at the first of two public hearings.

All three council votes advanced with little resistance. At its Feb....

Slow Down: Frogs and Salamanders On the Move
03.01.2018
The first movement of frogs and salamanders from their woodland wintering grounds to their springtime breeding pools.

During last month’s warm spell, Emilie Holland saw and heard something she seldom detects this early in the year: the first movement of frogs and salamanders from their woodland wintering grounds to their springtime breeding pools. She observed wood frogs, spring peepers, spotted salamanders,...

Roger Williams Park Zoo home to oldest living tree kangaroo
01.25.2018
Roger Williams Park Zoo is celebrating the life of a Matschie’s tree kangaroo who is now the oldest of his species in the country.

The tree kangaroo, named Paul, will turn 23 on Jan. 26. According to the zoo, he is the only male tree kangaroo to reach this age in America.

“Paul is still active for his age, is truly loved by his keepers, and kept on a healthy diet,” Dr. Jeremy Goodman, executive director at the zoo,...