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New Director for Roger Williams Park Zoo’s Development Efforts

PROVIDENCE, RI— Effective September 3, Brooke Fairman has taken charge of fundraising and development efforts at Roger Williams Park Zoo.  Having completed two stints as donor relations director at Salvation Army corps in Connecticut and Rhode Island, she opted to remain in Rhode Island when she was asked to relocate to New Jersey. As the new director of development at the Zoo,...

Gibbon’s Health Improving

Providence, RI – Earlier this year, Roger Williams Park Zoo shared concerns about the health of one of its most popular animals, the female white cheeked gibbon, Gloria. Since the previous fall she had clearly begun to ail and her movements had become tentative and slow. 


The Roger Williams Park Zoo Veterinary Department has pursued a significant and...

Favorable Winter & Early Spring Weather Made for Record Zoo Attendance

Providence, RI –Roger Williams Park Zoo had 132,144 visitors from the first of the year through April 30. That’s a whopping 65.9% increase over the previous year. April school vacation week alone, including the weekends, brought 46,564 visitors to the zoo, which was the highest attended week since April vacation in 2002.  


“As an outdoor...

New Executive Director Arriving at Roger Williams Park Zoo

Dr. Jeremy Goodman takes charge on Monday, July 1


PROVIDENCE, RI—Jeremy Goodman, DVM will take over as the new executive director of the Roger Williams Park Zoo on Monday, July 1. He brings to his new position 15 years of experience as a zoo veterinarian, assistant director and director, most recently at Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange,...