Fota Summer Camp 2015

Kids, are you interested in nature? Have you ever wondered why a giraffe sleeps standing up or why the cheetah is the fastest land animal? Come to Fota Wildlife Park's Summer Camps and have all of your questions answered!! ... Fota Wildlife Park's Summer Camps promise to provide a unique and unforgettable time for all! Camps are taking place over a two week period during the months of July and August. Fota Wildlife Park's education…

Fota Wildlife Park Announce name of Baby Tapir

Fota Wildlife Park have ended a 13 day search for name for their Brazilian Tapir calf by calling it Thiago. Thiago a Portuguese (Brazilian) name was chosen by lead warden Aidan Rafferty and his fellow wardens from a shortlist of 15 taken from over 400 suggestions via the parks website. Speaking about the name Aidan said "we loved the sound of the name but more importantly its origins are from Brazil and it's nice to take that into…

Baby Tapir at Fota Wildlife Park Needs a Name

Fota Wildlife Park is looking for the public to help them name their newest arrival a 3 week old male baby tapir. The tapir is the first calf of parents Maya and Bazil but also the first birth of a Brazilian Tapir at the Cork Wildlife Park since 2006.  Maya who came from Lodz in Poland was joined by Basil from Curragh Wildlife Park in the Isle of Man back in 2012. Speaking about the latest arrival Stephen Ryan Head of…

Lots of Arrivals and Departures at Cork’s Fota Wildlife Park

Following a record year of 438,000 visitors in 2014, Fota Wildlife Park continues to expand with lots of new animals for the public to see this Easter as phase one of the Asian Sanctuary nears completion. The East Cork attraction recorded a 20% increase in visitors in 2014 following the introduction of a new tropical house and the arrival of Dourga and Denar two Sumatran Tigers as part of phase one of their Asian Sanctuary…

Fota Wildlife Park Hosts “I Wish” event

Fota Wildlife park is providing transition year girls with an opportunity to express their “Wild Side” at their I Wish exhibition this coming Thursday. “I Wish” is a city and regional schools initiative in Cork to inspire Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). The wish is to promote greater female participation in STEM, to ensure that Ireland maximises its talent pool and continues to attract high skilled…

Conserving Primates in Vietnam

Fota Wildlife Park is playing a key role in the protection of some of the most Endangered primates in the world in Vietnam through supporting local ethnic minority communities to conduct forest patrols. “Vietnam holds some of the rarest primates on the planet, with 5 of the top 25 most endangered species globally,” reports Dr Ben Rawson of Fauna & Flora International’s (FFI) Primate Conservation Programme. In recognition of this,…

Christmas Opening Hours

Just a quick post to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and to let you know our opening hours during the festive season. Christmas Eve 10am - 2pm Christmas Day Closed St Stephens Day Closed The park reopens on the 27th and is open throughout including New Years Eve & New Years Day from 10am (except Sunday's 10.30am) until 4.30pm with last admission at 3.30pm. We also have plenty of gifts for those animal lovers in your life including…

Win a place on our Halloween Kids Camp

Fota Wildlife Park's Annual Halloween Kids Camp takes place on Wed 29th, Thurs 30th & Fri 31st October. The camps are on from 11am - 4pm daily with spooky arts & crafts throughout the week aswell as the opportunity to meet our animals and explore our woodlands.The camps are priced at €68 for the 3 days or €25 for a single day. We are giving you a chance to win 2 places on the camp all you have to do is answer a few questions…

Will you be our 400,000th visitor?

In the next few days Fota Wildlife Park will reach 400,000 visitors for the first time and to celebrate we are giving away a prize worth over €400 to one lucky person. If you visit the park in the coming week and happen to be our 400,000 visitor, you will walk away with a VIP experience at the park and a 2 night stay for a couple in the 5 star Fota Island Resort next door to the park. Best of luck

Fota Announces the Name for its Red Panda Cub

After a 2 week search which resulted in nearly 1500 suggestions, Fota Wildlife Park in Cork is delighted to announce the name of its Red Panda Cub; Dearg meaning Red. Dearg whose sex is yet to be determined was born in June and is only the second Red Panda born in the park in 21 years making it one of the most significant births in Fota Wildlife Park this year. The opportunity to name the cub seemed to be a big hit with suggestions coming…