Say Hello to our Cheetah Cubs

The latest arrivals at Fota Wildlife Park in Co Cork, two male Cheetah cubs were officially introduced to the public today and now people have been asked to give them a name. 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 own bit of history as they are the…

Fota Welcome a Pair of Langurs to Cork

Visitors to Fota Wildlife Park may have a giggle at the name of the Cork attractions new residents the François Langur Monkeys. Sounding very like a very famous Cork slang word, the François Langurs are one of the world's rarest monkeys and are found in northeast Vietnam and in two Chinese provinces: Guangxi and Guizhou. The pair of males who are named Yinx and Ki both came from Twycross Zoo in the UK are the latest additions to the…

Marketing Survey Winners

Thanks to everyone who completed our Marketing survey for a chance to win membership to the park or runners up prizres of family tickets. The winners are: Winner: Jack James                Drumcondra,                Dublin 9            Runner up #1:…

Minister Opens the New Asian Sanctuary at Fota Wildlife Park

The €4.3m 27 acre Asian Sanctuary development at Fota Wildlife Park in Co Cork was officially opened yesterday afternoon by Minister for Agriculture, Food, the Marine & Defence Simon Coveney TD. The Asian Sanctuary is a 27 acre expansion that is home already to some of the world’s most endangered species including Sumatran Tigers, Visayan Spotted Deer, Visayan Warty Pigs, Lion Tailed Macaques and the parks latest arrival Jamil a…

Win a conservation membership to Fota Wildlife Park

Fota Wildlife Park are having an online competition to win a Conservation Membership worth €172 and one of four family passes to the park. All you have to do is answer multiple choice questions below and in turn help us decide where we promote the park in 2016. (function(t,e,o,s){var…

Passing of Barry Murphy, Former Chairman

It was with great regret that Fota Wildlife Park learned of the unexpected passing of our former Governor and Chairman, (Barry Murphy second in from the left in an early photograph from the park's archives) Barry Murphy. In 1983 Barry played a key role when he assisted in raising finance for Fota, a project that many felt would never get off the ground. Once the Park was established he continued to play an active role,culminating in his…

Fota Wildlife Park Ranked Amongst Top 25 Zoos in Europe

Fota Wildlife Park has today been named as one of the top 25 zoos/animal parks in Europe as part of global travel reviewing site Tripadvisors Travellers Choice Awards. Fota Wildlife Park has been recognised by Tripadvisor in the past having been awarded the certificate of excellence for the last number of years and is currently ranked as the number 1 thing to do in Cork. Today's announcement from Tripadvisor is great achievement for the…

New Indian Rhino Area to Open

On Friday morning visitors to Fota Wildlife Park in Co Cork will get a chance to meet its newest resident Jamil an Indian Rhino as they open the gates to phase two of its Asian Sanctuary development. The male named Jamil arrived from Whipsnade Zoo in the UK at the end of June and will be joined by two additional rhinos in the Autumn. Speaking about the arrival lead warden Aidan Rafferty said “we are all very excited about Jamils…

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…