Red Panda Baby Needs a Name

Ahead of International Red Panda Day which occurs on Saturday, Fota Wildlife Park in Cork are delighted to announce the birth of a Red Panda Cub and are looking for a member of the public to name it. The cub 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 the park this year. The 3 month old cub was up until this week inside her…

Fota Home to Three of the Top Ten Most Endangered Amphibians

The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA), which promotes the values of good zoos, parks and aquariums, has compiled a list of the top ten reptiles and amphibians benefitting from the aid of its members in the UK and Ireland. Three residents of Fota Wildlife Park’s Tropical House the mountain chicken, Axeloti and the Morelet’s leaf frog have all made it on to the list, which highlights some of the best examples of…

Fota Giraffe Calf Makes First Appearance after Broken Leg

There were big smiles at Fota Wildlife Park in Cork yesterday when Clodagh a 2 month old Giraffe calf joined the rest of the herd for the first time in the African savannah having recovered from a broken leg sustained during birth. Clodagh was born on the 22nd of June to first time mum Aoife and dad Walder. The calf the third Rothschild giraffe to be born this year in the East Cork attraction sustained a broken leg during birth and had a…

Marketing Survey Winners 14

Thank you to everyone who completed our marketing survey over the last 2 weeks The winners are.... Conservation Membership goes to: Susan Leahy, Glen, Cork City Family Passes go to: Jen Kelly Hollymount, Carlow Bronwyn Contet Carrigaline, Co Cork Eddie Geary Ballyroan Co Laois Elena Hornibrook Blackrock, Cork All winners will be sent out prizes in the next week

New Additions Bring Record Numbers to Fota Wildlife Park

Fota Wildlife Park in Co Cork is celebrating the busiest month in their 31 year history thanks to the arrival of tigers, reptiles, butterflies and frogs in 2014. Fota Wildlife Park has seen a record number of 92,000 visitors go through its gates this July an increase of 35% on the same month in 2013 and giving the park an overall increase of 19% year on year. Speaking about the success head of marketing at park Stephen Ryan said “we are…

Win an annual membership to the park

Fota Wildlife Park are having an online competition to win a Conservation Membership worth €168 and one of four family passes to the park. All you have to do is answer 10 multiple choice questions below and in turn help us decide where we promote the park in 2015.   Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey , the world's leading questionnaire tool. All entries must be in by August 6th 2014  

Minister Opens Tropical House at Fota Wildlife Park

The Tropical House is a €700,000 development which was part funded by SECAD (South & East Cork Area Development) and has been open to the public since the middle of February. The development is home to endangered reptiles, eye popping amphibians, fluttering butterflies, exotic fish and a state of the art veterinary facility which will allow for injured or sick animals to be treated at Fota Wildlife Park. Minister Varadkar was joined…

Take the Train or Car to Fota Wildlife Park for Irish Open Weekend

The sun beamed down on Fota Island Railway Station today as Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail has everything in place to welcome thousands of visitors to Cork and to Fota Island - from Thursday, 19th June until Sunday, 22nd June when the 2014 Irish Open scheduled to take place at Fota Island Resort in Cork Harbour. Fota Island, which is beautifully situated in the middle of Cork Harbour, has its own Railway Station - just thirteen minutes by…

New Tiger Area at Fota Wildlife Park Opens

Over 14,000 people visited Fota Wildlife Park during the June Bank Holiday weekend as the east Cork attraction opened its new Tiger Forest area, the first part of its 27 acre Asian Sanctuary. The crowds who flocked from all over Ireland and also included some international visitors were delighted to see a Sumatran Tiger for the first time in Cork. “Saturday was the busiest day here at the park in over 7 years with 5,500 people coming for…

Tiger is Coming to Fota

Although Tiger Woods will not be playing in the Irish Open this coming June the leading golfers will still feel the threat of a tiger nearby as they approach the 4th hole. The new Tiger Forest which opens to the public on Saturday is the closest area at Fota Wildlife Park to the Fota Island golf course which is expected to attract over 100,000 people for one of Europe’s biggest golf events between 19th & 22nd of June. The Tiger…