Take a Wild Trip by Rail to Fota Wildlife Park to Celebrate Tree Week August 6th - 12th

Today FM will be broadcasting live from Fota Wildlife Park this coming Saturday 6th to launch their annual Tree Week and as an incentive to go green the park is offering discounts to everyone who takes the train. Tree week is a special week to celebrate the wonderful array of trees that are in the Fota Wildlife Park. They will have special talks, nature trails and tree hunts from Saturday 6th until Friday 12th.   To launch the…

The Park welcomes 5 new Ostrich Chicks

The staff at Fota Wildlife Park are very happy this week as Five Ostrich chicks go on show to the public, the introduction is very significant following the sad termination of our flock in September 2009. The chicks will bring a close to a very sad time for the wardens at the Park following the termination of our flock of 3 Ostrich in September 2009 after one of them was confirmed with Avian TB. Speaking about the good news park director…

Saving the Madagascar Pochard and other Madagascan fauna

Fota Wildlife Park will host a presentation on ‘Saving the Madagascar Pochard and other Madagascan fauna' Monday 25th July at 7.30pm. Richard Lewis, Director of Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust's Madagascar Programme, will speak about Madagascan fauna and Fota Wildlife Park's collaboration with the Durrell Trust to save one of the world's most critically endangered birds, the Madagascan Pochard. This pochard was believed to be…

Baby Zebra looking for a name via Twitter

A little zebra has become the latest addition to the at Fota Wildlife Park following the recent arrival of meerkat pups and now the park are looking for a name for the Zebra via Twitter. The Zebra was born on 17th of June in the African savannah at the park. The Parks Head Warden Willie Duffy is delighted with the arrival "it is fantastic to have another baby at the park just in time for the school holidays, which means all the kids have the…

Animal Feeding times Summer 2011

Below is our new animal feeding time which we hope will make our visitors experience more memorable Species Am feed Pm Feed Cheetah     12:45            4:00pm Penguin     10:45(sunday 11.30)              4:30pm Seals 5:00pm Giraffe Crossing 5:15pm Siamang Gibbon              …

Fota Wildlife Park Ape Campaign Kicks Off

We at Fota Wildlife Park got our Ape campaign underway in earnest last weekend with an Ape themed father’s day celebration. We took the liberty of making that evolutionary link that most dads wanted to ignore and tied our father’s day activities in with EAZA’s 2011 ape campaign. We got our visiting ‘apes’ to compete with each other with to see who could become fota’s first dominant silverback!       …

Fota Wildlife Park Supports EAZA Ape Campaign this weekend

There will be an exciting "Ape Olympics" to coincide with father's day where they can win some fantastic prizes such as a three ball round of golf at Fota Golf resort as well as memberships to Fota Wildlife Park and also free summer camps places. To win the prize the dads will have to act like apes in our banana toss, knuckle and gorilla races and compete with other dads. The races will be on every hour from 12 noon till 3 pm resulting in…

Fota Wildlife Park to Host Important Zoological Conference This Week

Fota Wildlife Park in Cork is set to be the centre of the Zoological World when it hosts the BIAZA (British and Irish association of Zoos and Aquariums) AGM on June 10th & 11th. Fota Wildlife Park, a leading contributor to conservation is hosting the conference in the Clarion Hotel in Cork City and it will be the first time the BIAZA AGM will be held outside of the UK. BIAZA is the professional body representing the leading zoos,…

Fota Wildlife Park Announce the Hatching of a White Tailed Sea Eagle Chick

Fota Wildlife Park are delighted to announce the hatching of a very endangered White-Tailed Sea Eagle chick which hatched at the park on Saturday evening. The new white-tailed sea eagle chick which has yet to be named was born on Saturday to mother Maeve who incubated the egg for the last 5 weeks and now will help feed the chick with dad Conor. Speaking about the arrival Park Director Sean Mckeown said "the arrival of the eagle chick is…

New Talks Timetable for the Summer

Come meet our team of zoologists and hear about these amazing animals at the times below. 10:45 Giraffe 11:30 Cheetah 12:00 Siamang Gibbon 12:30 Eagle and Seal 13:00 Penguin 14:30 Lion tailed macaques 15:00 Siamang Gibbon 15:25 Eagle and Seal 15:50 Cheetah Run 16:45 Giraffe Crossing