Roger Williams Park Zoo Number One Attraction in Rhode Island

What do Roger Williams Park Zoo and Disneyland have in common?

What do Roger Williams Park Zoo and Disneyland have in common? They are both rated number one in USA Today’s TenBestReaders’ Choice Travel Awards in their respective states. A panel of relevant experts partnered with the TenBest editors determined the nominees and the top ten winners were chosen by digital popular vote. Blithewold in Bristol took second place in the contest.

Recognized nationwide as a leader in animal care, environmental education and conservation efforts, many of the animals thriving at Roger Williams Park Zoo are critically endangered and/or vulnerable. The park is home to over 100 species of animals including the Komodo dragon, zebras, red pandas, African elephants, Masai giraffes, snow leopards, bears, anteaters, flamingoes, sloths, alligators and more. Locally, the zoo conservationists focus on saving the American burying beetle, timber rattlesnake and the cottontail rabbit. Internationally, Roger Williams Park Zoo is instrumental in conservation efforts for the African elephant, red panda, snow leopard, tree kangaroo and various amphibian species.

Guests are able to feed giraffes and harbor seals, but for something slightly out of the ordinary, visitors may experience the Soaring Eagle Zip Ride, a train excursion through the woodlands, and a camel ride (spring and summer) at the zoo’s Explore and Soar area. For more information on Roger Williams Park Zoo, visit



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