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…

Run Amongst the Animals in Fota Wildlife Park this May

The fourth annual Cheetah Run 4 mile road race will take place on Thursday May 17th at 8pm in Fota Wildlife Park, Cork.   The unique race has a certified 4 mile route measured by IAAF starts and finishes inside Fota Wildlife Park also passes the historic Fota House and Gardens. This year's run sponsored by John Buckley Sports has a prize fund of €2,200 with entry only €10. Speaking about the event Stephen Ryan from Fota Wildlife…

Responsible Pet Ownership Weekend

Fota Wildlife Park will be holding their fourth annual responsible pet ownership weekend this coming Saturday and Sunday 14th and 15th April from 12pm- 5pm. The event is being run in association with the ISPCA, Donkey Sanctuary, Munster's lost and found pet helpline and Dog's Trust. The weekend is based on encouraging both adults and children to be responsible pet owners and prevent animals needing emergency care. Lynda Mac Sweeney, head…

Joey Springs into Easter at Fota Wildlife Park

The newest addition to the Fota Wildlife Park family was spotted hopping around just in time for Easter. A joey (a baby kangaroo) was born recently to mother Holly and father Thumper. The joey, of the Eastern Grey variety, approx. ten months old and is keeping close to its mother's pouch. So far we don't know if it's a boy or girl but we do know it is fast finding its feet. In Fota Wildlife Park our kangaroos are free-roaming. They are active…

Say hello to baby Jamie!

Jamie, a female Howler, was born on the 16th October but has only been seen by the public recently due to her overprotective mother Mo camouflaging her for the first few months, as every new mum can identify with! The tale of how Mo and Pedro first met is one of the greatest love stories in Fota Wildlife Park history! Pedro was the first of the Howler monkeys to arrive in the Park back in March 2010 but had to wait almost 2 months to meet…

Win A Romantic Stay at Castlemartyr Resort

Win A Romantic Stay at Castlemartyr Resort Fota Wildlife Park have teamed up with the 5 star Castlemartyr resort in East Cork to give four lucky couples the chance to have a romantic overnight stay with dinner. To win this fantastic prize you will need to enter our our love trail competition at the park during "Romance at The Park" which takes place on February 11th, 12th, 13th & 14th.This is the third year of Romance in the Park which is prooving to be the most popular Valentines…

Fota Wildlife Park Achieve Record Number of Visitors in 2011

The Queen or Barack Obama may not have visited Fota Wildlife Park last year but 390,146 people did, making it another record year for the popular Cork attraction who is also celebrating the birthday of the oldest swinger in town this month. Fota Wildlife Park which was established in 1983 has seen an 18% increase in visitor numbers since 2008 and in the last 18 months has undergone a huge transformation with brand new facilities and…

BIAZA Director is given an OBE in UK

Fota Wildlife Park would like to congratulate Dr Miranda Stevenson Director of BIAZA (British & Irish Association of Zoo's & Aquariums) on her getting an award of an OBE for services to wildlife and conservation in the 2012 UK New Year's honours list. Over the last 25 years zoological gardens and aquariums have undergone a renaissance from primarily being centres of entertainment they have transformed into powerful instruments of…

Fota Wildlife Park Photo Competition Winners Announced

It was a tough decision in the end but we are delighted to announce the winners of the Fota Wildlife Park photography competition 2011. The competition was very intence with nearly 200 photographs submitted thus making it very hard for the management team here at the park to pick the winners of each category but here they are:   Overall Photo 1st Place - Stephen Colleary 2nd Place - Aidan Fleming 3rd Place - Barbor Kotrasova…

Free Santa at Fota this Christmas

We are delighted to announce that Santa Claus will be back at Cork's number one visitor attraction Fota Wildlife Park this Christmas. Santa will be arriving at the Arctic Experience at the park's new education complex on Friday 2nd December with some of his Elves on a very special train. The park is very excited about Santa coming back to the park once again in 2011. The Arctic Experience was designed last year by some of Cork's best…