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Roger Williams Park Zoo Defies USDA

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In reaction to the February 3 ruling from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announcing that the department removed animal welfare inspection reports, enforcement records and other information about the treatment of animals from its website, citing privacy and other laws, Roger Williams Park Zoo announced that they...

Roger Williams Park Zoo Supports Heroic Emergency Rescue Plan to Save the Vaquita Porpoise
Working through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Roger Williams Park Zoo announced today their commitment to work in conjunction with the government of Mexico to save the vaquita porpoise - the world’s most endangered marine mammal. 
According to Dr. Jeremy Goodman, executive director of Roger Williams Park Zoo, the Roger Williams...
Explore the World with Roger Williams Park Zoo during “Party for the Planet”

RWP Zoo’s annual Earth Day celebration, provides family fun during Rhode Island’s April school vacation week.

Providence, R.I. – Every year, in honor of Earth Day, Roger Williams Park Zoo hosts Party for the Planet, a full week of fun for families to share. This year’s event will celebrate the importance of conservation...

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...