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…

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…