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Roger Williams Park Zoo treats giraffe's arthritis with acupuncture
07.03.2017
Sukari is 24 years old and suffers from arthritis.

She goes through an acupuncture session lasting about 45 minutes and using 14 needles every other week...Zookeepers said they can already see that the process is having a big impact on how well she can move around.

Aging Providence Giraffe Receives Acupuncture for Arthritis
06.27.2017
The Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island, is one of the first in the country to try acupuncture on a giraffe.

It is a known way to relieve pain in people, and now the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island, is one of the first in the country to try acupuncture on a giraffe.

Recovery: Second Chance for Yankee Cottontails
06.07.2017
Captive breeding has progressed to the point that New England cottontails are now being conditioned to the wild before release.

For the most part, the American public has yet to grasp what McDowell and Litvaitis understood from the start and what fish and game bureaucrats have learned since 1983 — that imperiled species need to be saved not because they are “cute,” not because they are “beautiful,” not because they are...

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Roger Williams Park Zoo Supports Heroic Emergency Rescue Plan to Save the Vaquita Porpoise
04.04.2017
Roger Williams Park Zoo announces commitment to work in conjunction with the government of Mexico 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...

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Explore the World with Roger Williams Park Zoo during “Party for the Planet”
03.03.2017
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 and our environment, represented at the core of the mission at Roger Williams Park...

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Roger Williams Park Zoo Defies USDA
02.03.2017
Posts Reports Online
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...

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Press Resources

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Photography/Film Policy
The Department of Marketing and Public Relations at Roger Williams Park Zoo must pre-approve all professional photography or video.
 
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USDA Reports

View Roger Williams Park Zoo USDA reports from September 2015 and 2016.