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…

Our Scary Night Time Tour Is Back for 2011

To celebrate Halloween, Fota Wildlife Park are putting on a very special night time train tour of the park on Oct 29th 30th and 31st. The tour will give you an opportunity to see what happens in the park when it gets dark and there will be one or two suprises along the way to get everyone in the SPOOKY mood. But thats not all this year we are hosting a traditional style halloween party with fun and games. Plus we are looking for Fota…

Fota Wildlife Park is set to help Cork Tourism bring in €146m in 2011

A study by research company Behaviour & Attitudes has found that Fota Wildlife Park is a major asset to Cork Tourism with 46% of all their visitors to the attraction are holidaying in the area and spending €146m during their stay. The survey which was commissioned by Fota Wildlife Park took place over 4 weeks in June and August with the aim of identifying where their visitors were coming from and how many of them were taking a holiday…