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Latest News 

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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...

RI Zoological Society Announces New RWP Zoo Master Plan

Preparations for the first project in the 20 year plan are underway 

Providence, R.I. – Last night the Board of Trustees of the Rhode Island Zoological Society unveiled a new master plan that will guide the development of Roger Williams Park Zoo over the next 20 years.  With funding for Zoo improvements approved as part of the Clean Water,...

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...