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

2021

New Asian Lantern Spectacular; Tickets on-sale now
03.19.2021
Happening April 15 – July 4, 2021

Journey through a wonderland of illuminated larger-than-life lanterns inspired by our wild world. From dazzling and interactive displays to delicious Asian-inspired cuisine, this enchanting multicultural experience is sure to delight all ages!

The show which is produced by Hanart Culture...

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Roger Williams Park Zoo welcomes new director of development
03.12.2021
Roger Williams Park Zoo is pleased to announce that Gina Cantelmo has joined the Roger Williams Park Zoo team as the Director of Development.

This important role will develop, lead, and implement fundraising campaigns and community initiatives to raise vital funds to support the zoo’s mission to save wildlife and wild places.

“The zoo is so excited to welcome Gina to our family. I’m sure New Englanders will be very excited to...

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Roger Williams Park Zoo announces birth of quadruplet river otters
02.14.2021
Mom and babies are bonding behind-the-scenes and will remain off exhibit for several weeks.

Surprise! The Roger Williams Park Zoo family got a little bigger with the birth of four North American river otters – two girls, and two boys. Born to mom Mishi and dad Clyde, who passed away last April 2020, these quadruplet pups squeezed their way into our hearts with their arrival on February...

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Roger Williams Park Zoo announces the passing of Masai giraffe, Tufani
01.15.2021
Tufani was known by her keepers as a spunky goofball.

It is with heavy hearts that Roger Williams Park Zoo announces the passing of Tufani, the beloved 9-year-old Masai giraffe. After showing signs of gastrointestinal complications, the Zoo’s animal care staff worked diligently to provide ongoing medical assistance and keep her comfortable.

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2020

Roger Williams Park Zoo announces Drive-Through Holiday Lights Spectacular
12.01.2020
Brighten your holidays and celebrate the magic of the season with Roger Williams Park Zoo!

Discover an all new drive-through Holiday Lights Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo beginning Thursday, December 10 – Sunday, January 10, 2021 (closed on 12/24 and 12/25). Made possible by Rhode Island Commerce’s HArT Recovery Grant Program, the month-long light festival features festive...

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Roger Williams Park Zoo and San Antonio Zoo Help the Bora Indigenous People Survive in the Amazon During Pandemic
11.27.2020
Conservation means compassion, and does not end at wildlife

San Antonio Zoo® is proud to conduct conservation work worldwide through its Center for Conservation and Research. Amid a global pandemic, conservation partners had additional needs of support. San Antonio Zoo works with indigenous communities, such as the Bora, in the upper Amazon Basin of Peru...

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Roger Williams Park Zoo announces birth of Chilean flamingo
10.07.2020
This now week-old chick is a historical birth for the Zoo and is the first flamingo born at Roger Williams Park Zoo in 22 years.

The entire family at Roger Williams Park Zoo is happy to share a Chilean flamingo chick hatched on Thursday, October 1. The family resides in the outdoor Faces of the Rainforest exhibit.

This now week-old chick is a historical birth for the Zoo and is the first flamingo born at Roger...

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Roger Williams Park Zoo Changes Hours of Operation due to Impacts of Covid -19
09.10.2020
Beginning the week of September 14th, Roger Williams Park Zoo will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through the end of 2020.

Due to the unprecedented challenges of covid-19, Roger Williams Park Zoo is changing its daytime Zoo hours. The Zoo will continue to open 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Thursday through Monday. Zoo members will also enjoy exclusive Members-Only days on the first Wednesday of each month starting October 7...

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Roger Williams Park Zoo celebrates 29th year of Zoobilee! Feast with the Beasts with Virtual Fundraiser, September 17
08.27.2020
Roger Williams Park Zoo’s annual fundraising bash, Zoobilee! Feast with the Beasts, presented by BankRI, is going virtual for 2020!

This year’s event to be held Thursday, September 17th at 7pm, is free to the public and will stream on the Zoo’s Facebook page and ...

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Roger Williams Park Zoo announces Drive-Through Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular
08.06.2020
Citizens Bank presents a drive-through Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo Thursday, October 1 – Sunday, November 1, 2020.

Celebrate Special Places while staying safe inside your car enjoying thousands of intricately carved pumpkins as you immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the Halloween season.  

The trail will wind from the Zoo’s parking lot into the admissions plaza, and through a...

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