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Public opposition has scuttled a plan to introduce a new population of timber rattlesnakes, raised at Roger Williams Park Zoo, on Mt. Zion island in central Massachusetts’ Quabbin Reservoir. They will be released elsewhere in Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Lou Perrotti spends much of his time working to protect threatened and endangered species. It’s surprising then when one discovers the lifelong Rhode Islander could be the last of his kind.
ABC6 News caught up with the Roger Williams Park Zoo Monday afternoon to see how they're planning on keeping all of the animals there safe and warm.
Roger Williams Park Zoo is part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is at the forefront of the conservation movement. Locally, the zoo works to save the American burying beetle, the timber rattlesnake, and the New England cottontail rabbit.