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Male, 1-year-old Masai giraffe named Enzi

Roger Williams Park Zoo Welcomes ‘Powerful’ New Giraffe: 1-Year-Old Enzi Joins the Herd

Providence, RI (June 17, 2024) Roger Williams Park Zoo announces the arrival of Enzi, a one-year-old male giraffe. Enzi, whose name translates to “powerful” in Swahili will join the Zoo’s…

new red panda habitat building with double windows and large red panda signage

Red Panda Paradise: Roger Williams Park Zoo Unveils Cutting-Edge Habitat

Providence, RI (March 2024) Roger Williams Park Zoo announces the opening of a newly built, cutting-edge habitat designed specifically for its red pandas, Kendji and Zan. This meticulously crafted sanctuary…

animatronic red dragon in the woods

Magnificent Dragons and Mythical Marvels at Roger Williams Park Zoo

PROVIDENCE, RI (Feb. 2024) Dragons, mermaids, Loch Ness monster, griffins and unicorns… were they real or imagined? Guests can visit the Dragons & Mythical Creatures exhibit at the Roger Williams…

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…

Damaris Messina Board Member Headshot

Roger Williams Park Zoo Welcomes New Board Member

PROVIDENCE, RI (August 22, 2023) Roger Williams Park Zoo is pleased to announce that Damaris R. Messina has joined the Rhode Island Zoological Society Board of Directors. The Zoo’s Board…

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…

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