Giraffe Calf born in front of visitors at Fota Wildlife Park today

Visitors to Fota Wildlife Park got more than just the sun today as the park unveiled not one but two baby giraffes, the second one coming as a surprise to everyone as mother Sapphire gave birth in front of a huge crowd just before 4pm. The first baby a female calf was born on July 21st to Mother Bláithín and Father Walda and having spent the last three weeks under the watchful eye of Fota Wildlife Park staff it made its debut in the…

First Glimpse of Critically Endangered Lemur at Fota Wildlife Park

Fota Wildlife Park has released the first images of their new baby Black and White Ruffed Lemur, the first to be born in the Cork attraction which is critically endangered with fewer than 500 left in the wild. The baby boy which has yet to be named was born 4 weeks ago to mother Pudden and father Podge. It spent the first 3 weeks in a tree nest which the mother started to build a week before the birth.  Black and White Ruffed Lemurs…

Competition Time: Win a Membership & family passes to the park (Closing Date August 12th)

Fota Wildlife Park are having an online competition to win a Conservation Membership worth €165, Park Membership €110 and one of five family passes to the park. All you have to do is answer 10 multiple choice questions and in turn help us decide where we promote the park in 2012. Winners will be announced on August 13th on www.fotawildlife.ie    

Manchester United Players Take a Tour of the Park

The future stars of Manchester United Football Club took a tour of Fota Wildlife Park this morning ahead of their pre season friendly against Cork City FC tonight. The players under the management of Warren Joyce are staying at the Fota Island resort as part of the pre season schedule and took some time out to take a look at Giraffes, Gibbons, Cheetah ..... The squad included Irish Under 21 international Sean McGinty who is set to go…

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...