Fota Wildlife Park Saddened by Tragic Loss of Paraic Casey

Everyone at Fota Wildlife Park is saddened at the devastating news that our friend and colleague Paraic Casey tragically died whilst heroically swimming the English Channel for charity. Paraic was a member of the parks education team and will be fondly remembered by the teachers, students and members of the public for his informative tours and talks that were always done with a smile. We will miss a man who showed great passion and…

Welcome to the new look Fotawildlife.ie

The Ring Tailed Lemurs at Fota Wildlife Park in Cork were busy this morning launching their new look website www.fotawildlife.ie The new look site has been designed around the main objectives of the park i.e conservation, education and fun. The result being that the site now offers the visitor interaction with the park before, during and after their visit. This is done through new features to help tourists such as the ‘How to Find…

Go Green at Fota

Fota staff has actively been recycling for the past year and now want the public to get involved and go green in the Park whilst visiting Fota. This initiative is part of the Local Authority Prevention Network Programme, which was developed by the EPA as part of the National Waste Prevention Programme. Financial and technical support is being provided to the Local Authorities to tackle the challenge of waste prevention in partnership with…

Baby Called Shay Gibbon after Irish Goalkeeper

With less than a week to go to Euro 2012 fans of Fota Wildlife Park have chosen "Shay" as the name for its Baby Agile Gibbon in honour of Ireland's Agile goalkeeper from Donegal.      The baby who has gone three months without a name had four possible name suggestions in the end with Robin, George, Mel and Shay. But it was the support of the boys in green with Shay rather that Night fever for the late Robin Gibb that won…

Win a Family Break away with Carlton Hotel Group

Congratulations to Anna Kelly from Co Wexford who won the Competition Carlton Hotel Group will in the park this june Bank Holiday Weeken to promote their mini Explorer Family breaks this summer and they are have given the park one to give away just fill in the competition in below The Carlton Hotel Group is an Irish owned company with 9 luxury properties in stunning locations throughout Ireland. With 9 hotels in Ireland, located in…

Summer Activities 2012

Our daily Activities Schedule for Summer 2012 starting June 4th! Be sure to check out our Activities Tent any time you're passing by during the Summer weeks...

Baby Gibbon in Fota Wildlife Park Needs a Name

Staff at Fota Wildlife Park in Cork needs the public's help in finding a name for their baby Agile Gibbon who at 3 months old still remains nameless. The Agile Gibbon who was born in March has been protected very closely by her mother Chloe and as a result the sex of the baby is still unknown. Head Warden at Fota Wildlife Park Willy Duffy said "of all the animals in the park it's the primates that we find the most difficult when it comes…

Cheetah Run 4 mile Road Race 2012 Results

Congratulations to Chris Harrington of Leevale AC and Ann Marie Holland of Eagle AC on winning the 4th annual Cheetah Run 4 mile Road Race. Here is a full list of the results of the race organised by Eagle AC and sponsored by Laya Healthcare and John Buckley Sports. Cheetah Run 2012 - Provisional Results Place Time Name Club/Area Cat Number1 00:20:48 HARRINGTON, Chris Leevale AC M 104 2 00:20:52 SHINE, John Leevale AC M 70 3 00:21:30…

Win a Weekend Stay at Carleton Holiday Village

To Celebrate Carleton Holiday Village giving a free family pass to Fota Wildlife Park with every holiday booking they get for June 30th & July 7th they are giving fans of the park a chance to win a weekend break for 2 adults and 2 kids this June. Carleton Holiday have Family holiday homes in the south of Ireland to rent for short or long-term breaks, including apartments and villas in Carleton Village, Youghal, County Cork.…

Red Panda settles into her new home at Fota Wildlife Park

Cork people are set to be thrilled with the news that a Dub is after taking up residence in the rebel county as Bonnie the Red Panda moved from Dublin Zoo to Fota Wildlife Park this week. The Red Panda, who was born on the 27th of June last year, is moving to the Fota to pair up with Pete who came from Germany to the East Cork Wildlife Park 18 months ago. This will be a welcome move for Pete who has been living on his own for the last couple…