Fota Wildlife Park names the new Sumatran tiger cub

Fota Wildlife Park names the new Sumatran tiger cub Fota Wildlife Park names the new Sumatran tiger cub and announces fundraising details for International Tiger Day 29th July Fota Wildlife Park received thousands of name suggestions for the new Sumatran tiger cub and is delighted to announce that cub is female and her name is Dharma. Born on 7th May to first time parents, mother Dourga and father Denar, Dharma is the first Sumatran tiger cub to be born at the iconic Co. Cork wildlife park.…

Fota Welcomes Four New Cheetah Cubs

Fota Welcomes Four New Cheetah Cubs The latest arrivals at Fota Wildlife Park in Co Cork, four new Cheetah cubs, were officially introduced to the public. The Cubs were born on May 29th and the litter of four is made up of two males and two females. This is the second birth this year for mother Nimpy, originally from France, she also gave birth to a male Okkasie at the start of the year. Director of Fota Wildlife Park, Sean McKeown said, “All of us here at the wildlife…

Help the All Ireland Online Ladybird Survey 2017

Help the All Ireland Online Ladybird Survey 2017 Your help is needed  for the All Ireland Online Ladybird Survey 2017!! The All Ireland Ladybird Survey is an online research project funded by the Irish Research Council and Fota Wildlife Park and managed by Fota Wildlife Park and University College Cork on the status, threats, protection and conservation of ladybirds in Ireland. It is a citizen science project which means that the public is needed to get involved and populate the survey…

Yoga at Fota 15th & 16th of July

Yoga at Fota 15th & 16th of July -Free with Admission- Join our gentle yoga flow class brought to you by one of the team from Bikram Yoga Cork in the beautiful surroundings of Fota Wildlife Park on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th of July. Classes help to increase flexibility, muscle strength and help you learn to relax through the benefits of yoga. Suitable for all levels, the classes will include variations of sun salutations and standing & seated poses. Modifications…

Sumatran Tiger Cub born at Fota Wildlife Park

Sumatran Tiger Cub born at Fota Wildlife Park A first for Fota Wildlife Park as one of the world’s most threatened species of tiger gives birth to a cub Fota Wildlife Park today announced the birth of a Sumatran Tiger cub which is one of the rarest subspecies of tiger in the world and was classified as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) since 2008. The cub was born on the 7th of May to first time parents, five-year-old mother Dourga and…

Dowtcha Puppets present Punch and Judy Show 17 and 18 June

Dowtcha Puppets present Punch and Judy Show 17 and 18 June FREE WITH ADMISSION! Dowtcha Puppets production of Punch and Judy is coming to the Marquee by the lake in Fota Wildlife Park for one weekend only 17th & 18th of June- there are three shows a day (12 noon, 14.00 and 15.30) and these shows are free with admission. Renouned puppet company Dowtcha have created a beautiful styled puppet booth and feature the classic puppet characters of Punch and Judy. Of course all our visitors are more…

Kick off the Summer at Fota Wildlife Park with a HB Family Fun Day this Saturday

Kick off the Summer at Fota Wildlife Park with a HB Family Fun Day this Saturday Fota Wildlife Park has lots of free activities planned for the summer including arts and crafts and face painting in our activities tent, daily feeding times and our talks teams are giving educational wildlife talks throughout the Park daily from the 3rd June. To get the summer started HB is sponsoring a family day this Saturday 3rd June, which is free with your admission, and will include: • Giant Games – snakes and ladders, giant Lego…

Announcing Fota Wildlife Park Summer Camps 2017

Announcing Fota Wildlife Park Summer Camps 2017 It’s not too early to plan for the summer, Fota Wildlife Park's week-long Summer Camps are now open for bookings and promise to provide a unique and unforgettable time for children aged between 5 – 12 years old. Each week-long camp offers safari trails, “animal” sports and movement, arts and crafts and an environmental fun-day which is sponsored by Cork County Council. The camps run from the 24th – 28th July and the 31st July - 4th…

Cheetah Run Important Information

Cheetah Run Important Information Cheetah Run Thursday 18th May - important information Race times: Cheetah Mile 7.15pm (Juvenile Race) Cheetah Run 8.00pm (Adult Race) Registration in the Education Centre opens at 6.30pm Fota Wildlife Park is open to the following for the duration of the event: **Registered runners with number bib displayed **Guest with wristbands - each runner will be allocated 4 wristbands on registration - runners will need to distribute…

New Addition to Rothschild Herd of Giraffe Needs a Name

New Addition to Rothschild Herd of Giraffe Needs a Name                                 Fota Wildlife Park is delighted to announce that a baby female giraffe calf was born last week to mother Sapphire and father Tadhg. The new arrival landed – literally as giraffes give birth while standing up -  on Tuesday the 18th of April and will join the 12-strong herd of Rothschild giraffes…