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…

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…