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Roger Williams Park Zoo Awards over $10,000 for Environmental Conservation Programs

Grants have funded conservation efforts locally and worldwide since 1989

Providence, R.I. – Through the Sophie Danforth Conservation Biology Fund (SDCBF), the Roger Williams Park Zoo and RI Zoological Society has awarded over $10,000 to 2014 grant applicants for their environmental conservation and education programs. Sophie Danforth, who founded the...

Carousel Village in Roger Williams Park has new Management

Roger Williams Park Zoo now operates the popular Park facility

Providence, R.I. – Roger Williams Park Zoo was recently awarded the contract to operate the Carousel Village in Roger Williams Park. After closing the facility for four days for initial improvements, the Carousel was reopened on Saturday, May 16 under Zoo management. As part of the...

Roger Williams Park Zoo Opens an Outdoor Play and Nature Exploration Area

Features Hasbro’s Our Big Backyard and the CVS Caremark All Kids Can Treehouse

Providence, RI— Today at Roger Williams Park Zoo, the ribbon was cut at the opening of Hasbro’s Our Big Backyard, an outdoor play and nature exploration area for children and their families. The innovative play space was funded in part by a lead grant from the...

Sichuan Takin exhibit opened at Roger Williams Park Zoo

The two males are the only ones of their species in the North East

Providence, RI – Follow the Marco Polo Trek at Roger Williams Park Zoo and take advantage of a rare opportunity to see Sichuan takin, the only ones of their kind in the entire Northeast.  Takin are impressive in appearance with large horns, prominent moose-like snouts, and powerful...