New Baby Colombian Spider Monkey Makes Appearance

New Baby Colombian Spider Monkey Makes Appearance The baby was born to mum, Batty (b.1990) and dad Arnold, (b.1994) on April 4th. The sex of the newborn is not yet known and therefore has yet to be named. Mother Batty had been keeping her precious new offspring quite close and hidden, but now both have been out and about and are on view to visitors to Fota Wildlife Park. Colombian Spider Monkeys have a prehensile tail, meaning they can grasp or hold objects with it, which is…

Cork has a New King

Cork has a New King The new male Asiatic Lion has taken pride of place at Fota Wildlife Park! Shanto who arrived to the Wildlife Park from Spain joins Gita and Gira, the two female lions who arrived in Fota earlier this year, and can be found in the new Lion Habitat in the wildlife park’s Asian Sanctuary. The Asiatic Lions join a number of critically endangered species in the Asian Sanctuary, including the Sumatran tiger, Indian rhino Francois langur and Visayan…

New Baby Tapir at Fota Wildlife Park Needs a Name

New Baby Tapir at Fota Wildlife Park Needs a Name The latest birth at Fota Wildlife Park is a female Brazilian Tapir, born in the park last Tuesday the 12th of July in the early evening.  The newborn’s parents Basil (6) and mother Maya (8), along with brother Thiago are all very protective of their new addition to the family. As an odd-toed ungulate the Brazilian Tapir has shared ancestry to a primitive horse and Rhinoceros, the Brazilian Tapir is one of five species of Tapir in…

Fota Wildlife Park takes great PRIDE in its new arrival!

We are pleased to announce the addition of a new species to Fota Wildlife Park! In recent days, two Asian lions arrived in Fota Wildlife Park from Helsinki in Finland.  These two females, named Gita and Gira completed their arduous journey across six countries from their Finnish home and eventually arrival safely to Fota.  Their arrival in Fota is of monumental importance as they settle into life in the park’s Asian…

Park Closed April 10th 2016

Unfortunately due to some flooding in the park we will remain closed for the rest of today, the 10th of April 2016. Our animals are all fine and we hope to be open again tomorrow. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and we hope all our customers stay safe in this weather.

Park Closed 30th of December 2015

Unfortunately due to some flooding in the park we will remain closed for the rest of today, the 30th of December 2015. Our animals are all fine and we hope to be open again tomorrow. We apologise for any inconvienience caused and we hope all our customers stay safe in this weather.

Red Panda Cub Ready for 1st Christmas at Fota Wildlife Park

As Christmas Day approaches something cuddly that is red with a bit of white has made an appearance at Fota Wildlife Park, not Santa but a 6 month old Red Panda Cub. The cub who the wardens have named “Bam” which is short for Bamboo was born on the 1st of July. Speaking about the cub lead warden at Fota Wildlife Park Kelly Lambe said “although he is 6 months old on New Year’s Day it’s only in recent weeks that Bam has been seen…

Fota to Celebrate International Gibbon Day

As the Cork Jazz Festival gets into Full swing on Saturday, Fota Wildlife Park will be celebrating the real king of the swingers the Gibbons for International Gibbon Day. To mark the occasion Fota Wildlife Park is opening the latest island in their Asian Sanctuary which will be home to the Lar Gibbons. The Lar gibbon family will now be neighbours to Jamil the Indian Rhino, Sumatran Tigers, Lion Tailed Macaques, Visayan Spotted Deer,…

Fota Wildlife Park Need an Irish Name for Baby Giraffe

Fota Wildlife Park have just unveiled their latest arrival, a 2 week old 5ft tall female giraffe calf and now they are looking for the public to give her an Irish name. The female calf was born on September 21st to mother Sapphire who carried the new arrival for an incredible 15 months and like all giraffe mothers gave birth to her baby whilst standing. This meant that the first experience for the baby giraffe was a 6ft drop to the ground.…

Fota Name Cheetah Cubs

Following a campaign which received huge public attention, Fota Wildlife Park in Co Cork have named their two male Cheetah cubs as Gambella and Manovo after two national parks in Africa where cheetah can be found. The Cubs were born at the end of July become the 180th & 181st cheetahs to have been bred in the East Cork attraction since it first began rearing cheetahs in 1984. Mum Nimpy who originally came from France has also made her…