New Baby Agile Gibbon at Fota Wildlife Park - Suggest a Name

New Baby Agile Gibbon at Fota Wildlife Park - Suggest a Name   The latest arrival at Fota Wildlife Park, a tiny baby Agile Gibbon, was today introduced to the public. Proud mother, Chloe gave birth to her baby after a gestation period of seven months. Agile Gibbons live in monogamous pairs and the new baby’s mom Chloe and dad Conor have two older offspring.     Teresa Power, Lead Warden of the Primate Section today said “We are delighted with the new arrival and happy to…

Halloween Events at Fota 2016

Halloween Events at Fota 2016   Throughout the mid-term, October 29th - November 6th our activities team will be in the small marquee daily. We will have Arts & Crafts from 11 - 2pm and Face Painting from 3 - 5pm every day, except for Monday 31st, for the school break in the Wildlife Park. On Monday 31st the activities team will be face painting 11-5pm to help all the little vampiries, ghouls and werewolves are ready for their trick or treating!!…

Fota Wildlife Park Name Baby Tapir

Fota Wildlife Park Name Baby Tapir The name Sophia was chosen by lead warden Aidan Rafferty and fellow wardens at Fota Wildlife Park, the name was picked from a shortlist of names selected from the hundreds of entries received online. It is a popular girls name in Brazil. Some of the most popular names suggested by the public included Rio and Olympia, with the Olympics being held in Brazil this year. But Sophia was the winner in the end, fitting with parents, Basil and…

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…