Press Releases

Press Releases

For all media related inquiries please contact:

E-Mail: pressroom@rwpzoo.org
Phone: 401-785-3510 x378
Mail: Roger Williams Park Zoo,1000 Elmwood Ave.Providence, RI 02907

2019

Roger Williams Park Zoo Celebrates Father and Grandfathers
06.10.2019
Fathers and grandfathers are free at Roger Williams Park Zoo on Father’s Day, Sunday June 16, when accompanied by one paying child.

Spend the day visiting 40 acres of beautiful surroundings and experience the joy of wild life from around the globe.

While visiting check out the Zoo’s new exhibit Faces of the Rainforest.  Guests will feel like they are deep in the heart of South America as they explore a world full of...

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Roger Williams Park Zoo announces the passing of Action the harbor seal
05.29.2019
It is with great sadness that Roger Williams Park Zoo announces the death of Action, the cherished 19-year-old harbor seal.

Action passed away suddenly on Tuesday, May 28.  This past February Action, along with the Zoo’s other harbor seal Bubba, underwent cataract surgery.  Both seals made a full recovery and were out greeting guests soon after the operation.

Action was a favorite for Zoo visitors who came to...

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Roger Williams Park Zoo Celebrates Mothers and Grandmothers
04.18.2019
Mothers and grandmothers are free at Roger Williams Park Zoo on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 12, when accompanied by one paying child.

Spend the day visiting 40 acres of beautiful surroundings and experience the joy of wild life from around the globe.

While visiting check out the Zoo’s new exhibit Faces of the Rainforest.  Guests will feel like they are deep in the heart of South America as they explore a world full of...

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Furloughed Government Employees and Families Enjoy Free Admission
01.17.2019
Free admission daily to furloughed government employees and up to four members of their family.

“We know that for many government employees and their families this is a stressful time,” says Dr. Jeremy Goodman, executive director of Roger Williams Park Zoo.  “The Zoo is a tranquil and safe environment, and a visit with any of our animals is a great way to relax and enjoy time with family...

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2018

Roger Williams Park Zoo introduces Cora the giraffe
12.18.2018
Looking for fun things to do during the December school vacation week, come visit Cora, a two-year-old giraffe at Roger Williams Park Zoo.

Cora, originally from the Cincinnati Zoo, greets visitors daily in the Textron Elephant & Giraffe Pavilion.  According to Zoo staff, Cora is a sweet and gentle animal who enjoys green beans and lots of attention. 

Don’t forget that even if the weather is a bit on the cold side, the...

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Free to the Public Black Friday, November 23
11.15.2018
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.

The Roger Williams Park Zoo will offer a free admission day to all on Friday, November 23 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  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.  Staff from...

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Roger Williams Park Zoo Announces November 30 as Opening Date for Faces of the Rainforest
10.30.2018
Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, RI will officially open its eagerly awaited exhibit – Faces of the Rainforest - on Friday, November 30.

There will be a 12:00 pm press conference and ribbon cutting prior to the public opening. “It is with great excitement that we announce today the opening of this magnificent new exhibit, providing all our guests with the opportunity to experience the South American Rainforest here in Rhode...

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Roger Williams Park Zoo offers Sensory-Friendly Nights for Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular
10.17.2018
four sensory friendly evenings for those with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences and their families from 5:00 – 6:00 pm Thursday, November 1 – Sunday, November 4.

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, RI will offer four sensory friendly evenings for those with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences and their families from 5:00 – 6:00 pm Thursday, November 1 – Sunday, November 4.

For maximum...

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Roger Williams Park Zoo Achieves American Humane Conservation Certification
09.18.2018
The facility passed rigorous, independent third-party audits to earn the certification.

American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization and the world’s largest certifier of animal welfare and well-being, announced the certification of Roger Williams Park Zoo through the American Humane Conservation program. The facility passed rigorous, independent third-party...

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Statement from Roger Williams Park Zoo
05.15.2018
Roger Williams Park Zoo staff train regularly on best practices for any type of emergency including the escape of large and dangerous animals.

PROVIDENCE, RI – An incident occurred at Roger Williams Park Zoo this morning at approximately 9:05 am when the takin escaped its enclosure.  The issue was resolved by 9:55 am, and the Zoo opened at 10:15 am.  The incident began when the veterinary team approached the takin for a routine hoof...

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