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7 Tips for the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular
10.02.2017
How to navigate one of the state's most popular fall activities.

What can you do with 5,000 pumpkins? You could bake a heck-of-a-lotta pies, or, if you’re the Roger Williams Zoo, you could show off thousands jack-o-lanterns for an entire month. Every October, the zoo presents the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, which pulls in more than 100,000 visitors every year...

Camel that lived at RWP Zoo for more than 20 years has died
10.02.2017
Gina, one of two camels housed at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, has died.

It is with great sadness that #RWPZoo announces the passing of Gina, one of the dromedary camels, seen by visitors on Marco Polo’s Adventure trek...

Endangered beetles show signs of rebound on Nantucket
09.23.2017
A species once seen as struggling to survive on Nantucket, is showing signs of rebounding.

 Last fall, the future of the American burying beetle on Nantucket looked bleak. “I thought we might have lost our population,” said Lou Perrotti, who has been working to preserve the beetle on the East Coast as the director of conservation programs at the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence...

Press Releases

USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice Announces Roger Williams Park Zoo Best Attraction in Rhode Island
10.13.2017
What makes Roger Williams Park Zoo like Disneyland, The River Walk in San Antonio and warm Caribbean Islands– they are all NUMBER ONE in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards.

Recognized nationwide as a leader in animal care, environmental education, and conservation efforts, many of the animals thriving at the Zoo are critically endangered, endangered, and/or vulnerable.  Locally, Roger Williams Park Zoo conservationists focus on saving the American burying beetle,...

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Roger Williams Park Zoo’s daytime Halloween event Spooky Zoo is back October 28 & 29
10.05.2017
This year there is something for everyone including animal lovers, sports buffs, music enthusiasts, dancers and Star Wars fans.

Roger Williams Park Zoo’s daytime Halloween event Spooky Zoo is back on Saturday, October 28 and Sunday, October 29 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm offering outdoor autumn activities for the whole family.

This year there is something for everyone including animal lovers, sports buffs, music...

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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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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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Rhode Island Zoological Society Form 990

View Rhode Island Zoological Society's Form 990 from 2016.

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USDA Reports

View the latest Roger Williams Park Zoo USDA report (8/9/17).

September 2015 and 2016 Report