Roger Williams Park Zoo Opens Its Door Free to the Public Black Friday, November 24
Zoo family hope that visitors will share the holiday spirit with the community by bringing non-perishable food items to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. Boxes for food items will be at the front gates of the Zoo.
According to Dr. Jeremy Goodman, executive director of Roger Williams Park Zoo, “the purpose of opening the Zoo on Black Friday is to encourage everyone to get outside, enjoy the fresh air, and take time with family and friends to experience everything the Zoo has to offer. Our Zoo is a wonderful place, no matter the weather, to enjoy being outside, visiting with interesting animals, and of course playing in Hasbro’s Our Big Backyard.”
Many of the animals at Roger Williams Park Zoo enjoy the cooler temperatures including the adorable red pandas, captivating snow leopards, and delightful moon bears all on the Marco Polo Trail. Additionally, do not forget to stop by and visit with the red wolves who also enjoy the brisk temperatures.
For a complete list of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank’s most needed items please go to: http://rifoodbank.org/get-involved/donate-food/#needed. For more information regarding the free admission day at the Zoo, please visit, rwpzoo.org.
Roger Williams Park Zoo, one of the oldest in the nation, is Rhode Island’s number one outdoor family and tourist attraction and is a leader in conservation efforts undertaken by a zoo of its size. The Zoo has received numerous awards for environmental education, and conservation work done locally and around the world, caring for species that without human intervention would face certain extinction. Roger Williams Park Zoo is supported and managed by the Rhode Island Zoological Society and is owned by the City of Providence.