In response to enquiries about our Carers Admission Policy

Carers Admission Policy In recent days, we have been alerted to issues that some customers have experienced regarding our Carers’ Admission Policy and as a result we have taken positive steps to review and understand better what has taken place. Based on the recent customer feedback, we have taken steps to simplify our special needs admissions policy. We have now introduced a discount of 50% on the entry ticket for a child or adult with…

Lion Day 2017

Lion Day 2017 Celebrate these gorgeous animals with us and learn about them from the rangers who look after our lions on Thursday August 10th for World Lion Day. We will have special feedings throughout the day at our Asiatic Lion Enclosure, with a talk from one of the Fota Wildlife Park rangers who take care of the lions, they will be able to tell you about Asiatic Lions and answer your questions about Shanto, Gita and Gira. These feedings and talks…

August Bank Holidays events - Native Species Weekend and Big Bug Bonanza Day

  Native Species Weekend 5th & 6th Aug & Big Bug Bonanza Day 7th Aug Meet a selection of Ireland’s terrestrial and aquatic inhabitants at Fota Wildlife Park this coming August Bank Holiday. Your visit will include the free, interactive, informational and fun Native Species Weekend on the 5th and 6th of August, followed by the Big Bug Bonanza Day on the 7th August all included with your admission. The events will run in…

Fota Wildlife Park names the new Sumatran tiger cub

Fota Wildlife Park names the new Sumatran tiger cub Fota Wildlife Park names the new Sumatran tiger cub and announces fundraising details for International Tiger Day 29th July Fota Wildlife Park received thousands of name suggestions for the new Sumatran tiger cub and is delighted to announce that cub is female and her name is Dharma. Born on 7th May to first time parents, mother Dourga and father Denar, Dharma is the first Sumatran tiger cub to be born at the iconic Co. Cork wildlife park.…

Fota Welcomes Four New Cheetah Cubs

Fota Welcomes Four New Cheetah Cubs The latest arrivals at Fota Wildlife Park in Co Cork, four new Cheetah cubs, were officially introduced to the public. The Cubs were born on May 29th and the litter of four is made up of two males and two females. This is the second birth this year for mother Nimpy, originally from France, she also gave birth to a male Okkasie at the start of the year. Director of Fota Wildlife Park, Sean McKeown said, “All of us here at the wildlife…

Help the All Ireland Online Ladybird Survey 2017

Help the All Ireland Online Ladybird Survey 2017 Your help is needed  for the All Ireland Online Ladybird Survey 2017!! The All Ireland Ladybird Survey is an online research project funded by the Irish Research Council and Fota Wildlife Park and managed by Fota Wildlife Park and University College Cork on the status, threats, protection and conservation of ladybirds in Ireland. It is a citizen science project which means that the public is needed to get involved and populate the survey…

Yoga at Fota 15th & 16th of July

Yoga at Fota 15th & 16th of July -Free with Admission- Join our gentle yoga flow class brought to you by one of the team from Bikram Yoga Cork in the beautiful surroundings of Fota Wildlife Park on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th of July. Classes help to increase flexibility, muscle strength and help you learn to relax through the benefits of yoga. Suitable for all levels, the classes will include variations of sun salutations and standing & seated poses. Modifications…

Sumatran Tiger Cub born at Fota Wildlife Park

Sumatran Tiger Cub born at Fota Wildlife Park A first for Fota Wildlife Park as one of the world’s most threatened species of tiger gives birth to a cub Fota Wildlife Park today announced the birth of a Sumatran Tiger cub which is one of the rarest subspecies of tiger in the world and was classified as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) since 2008. The cub was born on the 7th of May to first time parents, five-year-old mother Dourga and…

Dowtcha Puppets present Punch and Judy Show 17 and 18 June

Dowtcha Puppets present Punch and Judy Show 17 and 18 June FREE WITH ADMISSION! Dowtcha Puppets production of Punch and Judy is coming to the Marquee by the lake in Fota Wildlife Park for one weekend only 17th & 18th of June- there are three shows a day (12 noon, 14.00 and 15.30) and these shows are free with admission. Renouned puppet company Dowtcha have created a beautiful styled puppet booth and feature the classic puppet characters of Punch and Judy. Of course all our visitors are more…

Kick off the Summer at Fota Wildlife Park with a HB Family Fun Day this Saturday

Kick off the Summer at Fota Wildlife Park with a HB Family Fun Day this Saturday Fota Wildlife Park has lots of free activities planned for the summer including arts and crafts and face painting in our activities tent, daily feeding times and our talks teams are giving educational wildlife talks throughout the Park daily from the 3rd June. To get the summer started HB is sponsoring a family day this Saturday 3rd June, which is free with your admission, and will include: • Giant Games – snakes and ladders, giant Lego…