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Roger Williams Park Zoo


It is the middle of winter and the elephants and giraffes are cozy and warm in their barn. It is 95 degrees, and the snow leopards eat dinner in their air-conditioned apartments enjoying temperatures that mirror their natural habitat in the mountains of Central Asia. Each October the lines for Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular move swiftly, and guests enjoy a safe and magical experience. Who takes care of all of this? The department of operations at Roger Williams Park Zoo. Clean walkways in winter, luscious beautiful flowers spring and summer, clean bathrooms, safe surroundings, rides that operate with precision as well as keeping the lights on and administrative offices comfortable – all thanks to the operations staff. So, next time you race through the admissions booth to visit the animals, experience the Soaring Eagle Zip Ride, or enjoy Hasbro’s Our Big Backyard, thank the department of operations for their behind the scenes hard work that keeps Roger Williams Park Zoo running all year long.

Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence, 401-785-3510, rwpzoo.org