Squirrel Appreciation Day -Sunday 21st January 2018

Squirrel Appreciation Day -Sunday 21st January 2018 Fota Wildlife Park is home to many native species as well as the more exotic animal species–one of which is the Red squirrel which is abundant in the Wildlife Park and is also easily spotted at this time of year. The Red squirrel is dependent on woodland as a habitat -so Fota is a perfect setting for this native animal. This species has been present in Ireland since the ice ages and they are widespread throughout the island, however, there…

Seasonal Opening Hours

To all our members and visitors  - Season's Greetings! Please note that we although we are open all year round, we do close for three days over the Christmas period - Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and St. Stephen's Day, and we will be open again on the 27th December at 10 am. We look forward to welcoming you then! Photo credit: Phil Greaves

Fota Wildlife Park is calling on your help to record hibernating ladybirds

Fota Wildlife Park is calling on your help to record hibernating ladybirds Fota Wildlife Park in partnership with University College Cork, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences are managing a citizen science research project on 'The status, threats, protection and conservation of ladybirds in Ireland'. The project is funded by Fota Wildlife Park and the Irish Research Council. It is a citizen science project which means that the public is needed to get involved by sending their ladybird photographs…

Advent Animals - Sundays in December 2017

Advent Animals - Sundays in December 2017 Due to its popularity last year we will be running more ‘Advent Animals’ events every Sunday,(except Christmas Eve) in December again at Fota Wildlife Park.  You can enjoy a special feeding time and informative talks from our rangers with a different featured animal each week. Join us in the Asian Sanctuary this Sunday 3rd December at 13.00 when Advent Animals kicks off at the Lion-tailed Macaques habitat. Our rangers are preparing…

Twin Red Panda Cubs are Named!

Twin Red Panda Cubs are Named! Since we unveiled the birth of our male Red Panda twin cubs a couple of months ago and called on the public to suggest names, we’ve received hundreds of entries. Today we are delighted to announce that the names Koda and Lionel have been chosen by our Rangers to celebrate that Irish rock band, Kodaline recently filmed their new music video ‘Ready to Change’ at Fota Wildlife Park, and the video location fees have been donated to the Red…

Fota Wildlife Park announce the arrival of a baby Brazilian Tapir

Fota Wildlife Park announce the arrival of a baby Brazilian Tapir Fota Wildlife Park are asking you for your help to name a male Brazilian Tapir calf born on the 13th September to mother Maya and father Basil. For the chance to win a year-long Conservation Membership to Fota Wildlife Park, members of the public can suggest a name for the calf on their website. The young Tapir calf will join a four-strong herd including brother Thiago who is 2 ½ years old and sister is Sofia, 16 months. The Brazilian Tapir…

Fota Wildlife Park is the location in Kodaline’s new music video track ‘Ready to Change’

Fota Wildlife Park is the location in Kodaline’s new music video track ‘Ready to Change’ Fota Wildlife Park is the location in Kodaline’s new music video track ‘Ready to Change’ which was released today 100% of the location fees from filming have been donated to the Red Panda Forest Guardian Project in Nepal   Fota Wildlife Park today announced it featured as the video location for Kodaline’s track ‘Ready to Change’ from their new EP ‘I wouldn’t Be’ which was released today by Sony Music. The music…

Positive Ageing Week at Fota Wildlife Park

To celebrate Positive Ageing Week which runs from Monday 25th September to Sunday 1st October 2017 we are offering our senior visitors a special discount of €8.00 per person (normally €11.50) plus a free round trip on our tour train. The tour train runs daily from 11.30am until 5.15pm – and is subject to seating availability. The Savannah and Oasis Cafes will also offer per person a free cup of tea with every spend over €5.  The…

Baby boom continues at Fota Wildlife Park as twin Red Panda cubs announced

Baby boom continues at Fota Wildlife Park as twin Red Panda cubs announced Public asked to suggest names for the twin cubs Fota Wildlife Park has unveiled twin Red Panda cubs born to mother Bonnie, aged 6 and father Pete aged 8. The male cubs, born on the 27th June, have only just started to venture out of their nesting box. The Red Panda is an endangered species and as there are less than 2,500 individuals left in the wild the successful arrival of the twin cubs is an important link in Fota Wildlife Park’s…

Halloween and Mid Term Events

Halloween and Mid Term Events Looking for something different this Halloween? Fota Wildlife Park is running a camp for 5-12-year-olds from Wednesday, November 1st to Friday, 3rd November inclusive! Each of the three days offers participants a variety of fun nature based activities delivered by experienced professional facilitators in a unique environment! From exploring woodlands to learning about Fota’s animal family – every day will be an adventure! Prepare to be…