Summer Lecture Series September - New England Cottontails in Rhode Island by Lou Perotti, Director of Conservation Programs, Roger Williams Park Zoo - Wednesday Sep 6, 7 pm

August 24, 2017

Purchase tickets online via credit card or Paypal at via our website under Lectures/Events (LINK) or Email us at to reserve a seat and pay at the door. Please include the lecture title in the subject line.


LOCATION: 2865 Tower Hill Road, Saunderstown, RI, 02874



In this lecture, RWPZ director of conservation programs Lou Perotti will describe the conservation status of the endangered New England cottontail and share the latest news about its numbers in the wild and about ongoing efforts to restore this species and its native habitat. This is a collaborative project between several federal government agencies, including the US Fish and Wildlife Service and USGS; various state government organizations in New England, including the fish and wildlife divisions of Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine, and New York; several zoos including Roger Williams Park and the Wildlife Conservation Society; various non-profit conservation organizations; the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe; and, several other organizations dedicated to this species. 


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The images below are from the USFWS.




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