Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Giant anteater at Roger Williams Park Zoo.
You can see the giant anteater in the Tropical America exhibits area.

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"Will the Zoo accept an animal that I can no longer care for?"

Every year, Roger Williams Park Zoo receives many inquiries from people who would like to donate wild animals or exotic pets.  However, the zoo is not able to accept them.  If you have an animal in need of a new home, try the following:

- Contact local and regional rescue organizations that specialize in caring for unwanted pets, such as the ASPCA (
- Ask friends & neighbors for assistance.  Many folks have an interest in animals, or may know someone with an interest.

Please do not release an exotic or non-native animal into the wild – there is very little chance of survival.