Rhode Island Zoological Society RI
In 1962, the Rhode Island Zoological Society was founded in order to increase public awareness and support for the Roger Williams Park Zoo. As the zoo's ambassador, it has effectively communicated the zoo's mission statement of recreation, education, conservation and research. The funds it has raised have created important exhibits, making Roger Williams Park Zoo one of the few nationally prominent zoos in the Northeast. It has successfully generated tremendous enthusiasm for the zoo, and in so doing has increased public awareness of our precious wildlife resources and the need to protect them.