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Photo of cheetah Becca


PROVIDENCE, RI (Feb. 15, 2024) The Roger Williams Park Zoo is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Becca, one of our cherished cheetahs. Becca, aged 10, peacefully passed away…

elephant keepers treating an Asian elephant's foot pads

Roger Williams Park Zoo’s Elephant Zookeeper Brett Haskins gave Endangered Asian Elephants in Nepal the Ultimate Foot Care

Providence RI (January 9, 2024 ) Brett Haskins, a zookeeper at Roger Williams Park Zoo, recently embarked on a two-week journey to volunteer at the National Trust for Nature Conservancy’s…

child petting goat in snow

Half-price Winter Wonder Days and Free Day Dec. 27th with Food Donation

PROVIDENCE, RI (Dec. 1, 2023) January and February bring the perfect weather to New England for visiting the Zoo and seeing animals outside, enjoying nature’s cooler temperatures. Roger Williams Park…

Roger Williams Park Zoo Hosts Holiday Lights Spectacular – Zoo transforms into a sparkling winter wonderland starting November 24th!

PROVIDENCE, RI (Oct. 16, 2023) It’s time for New England’s favorite and newest winter tradition, Holiday Lights Spectacular, at Roger Williams Park Zoo. The event, featuring festive, larger-than-life dazzling displays,…

Roger Williams Park Zoo Mourns the Death of Giraffe Jaffa

PROVIDENCE, RI (Oct. 3, 2023) With enormous sadness, Roger Williams Park Zoo announces the death of Jaffa Prince, their 13-year-old Masai giraffe. Jaffa underwent a procedure in June to care…

(Left to right) Manager of Volunteer Resources – Andrea Crafton, Director of Visitor Services - Danielle Mosteller, Animal Care Records - Karin Schwartz, Executive Director- Stacey Johnson, Deputy Director- Ron Patalano, Deputy Director for Animal Programs –Amy Roberts.

Roger Williams Park Zoo Awarded Reaccreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums

PROVIDENCE, RI (September 14, 2023)   The Roger Williams Park Zoo announced today that it has earned reaccreditation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The Zoo was the first…

pumpkin with carving of gondola ride

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular: Pumpkins Around the World!

September 28-Oct 31, 2023 Providence, Rhode Island (August 16, 2023)   New England’s favorite fall event is back at Roger Williams Park Zoo. This year’s Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, presented by Citizens, takes you…

10 Years Brew at the Zoo logo in front of guests attending Brew at the Zoo event. Guests are dressed in animal print and holding tasting cups.

Brew at the Zoo at Roger Williams Park Zoo

PROVIDENCE, RI (July 13, 2023) Celebrate the 10th annual Brew at the Zoo on August 26th at 5 pm. Guests will tap into their wild side at this adults-only evening…

Veterinarian team observing and working on shaving giraffe Jaffa's hoof while other vet support staff monitor his vitals.

Roger Williams Park Zoo Performs Successful Procedure on Giraffe

A team of 45 animal care specialists assisted with the treatment PROVIDENCE, RI (June 20, 2023) Jaffa, a 12-year-old male giraffe at Roger Williams Park Zoo, is recovering from a…

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