How does an elephant take a bath, get her nails done or check her weight? Everyone can get the answers to those questions and more at the Roger Williams Park Zoo Textron Elephant Pavilion tour on Sunday, August 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Twenty-minute tours of the Pavilion are on a first come first-served basis. The tour provides an up-close view of the workings of the elephant barn, and insight on the care elephants receive. There are no animal interactions on the tour, and the elephants will not be in the Pavilion during the tours. Guests may visit with the elephants after the tour in the Ivory Ella Yard.
The tour is a wonderful opportunity for guests to take the time to speak with the animal keepers who work with the Zoo’s African elephants Alice, Ginny, and Kate and learn about each elephant’s life story and understand their unique personalities. As guests stop at each area, keepers will discuss various aspects of their interactions with elephants, answer visitor questions, and allow time for guests to take photos of the inside of the elephants’ home.
The Textron Elephant Pavilion tour is included in the price of admission. Roger Williams Park Zoo is open daily April through September from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and October through March 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Last admission is 30 minutes before closing. Admission is $17.95 for adults, $12.95 for children (ages 2-12) and $15.95 for seniors (ages 62); toddlers age one and younger as well as Zoo members get in free. For more information visit rwpzoo.org.