Fota Wildlife Park is to embark on a Prehistoric Project that is set to amaze the world

Fota Wildlife Park is set to become the first location in the world to host prehistoric animals in a ground breaking scientific project spanning 27 acres that is set to put Cork on the map worldwide. The park is about to commence work on a new area called Prehistoric Park which will host species from the Dinosaur Age thanks to ground breaking scientific research. The ambitious plans are set to capture the attention of the world as the park…

Fota Wildlife Park Introduce a Little Baby and Large Male to their Giraffe Family

The wardens in Fota Wildlife Park in Cork are introducing not one but two new giraffe to the park this week, with the arrival of the an 18ft Czech called Walder via Cumbria and the birth of a yet to be named calf. Walder who is now the tallest Giraffe at the park is ten years old, he arrived a month ago from South Lakes Wild Animal Park in Cumbria and has been gradually introduced to the rest of his new family including the new baby. Speaking…

Fota Wildlife Park to Host Launch For New East Cork & West Waterford Family Fun Website

Fota Wildlife Park are hosting a special Family Fun event this coming Sunday in association with South & East Cork Tourism to promote a new website www.familyfunholidays.ie, which is promoting East Cork and West Waterford as a family fun destination. The new website which is funded by Failte Ireland aims to bring more families to towns such as Cobh, Midleton, Youghal, Lismore and Ardmore in 2011 through special offers, news, events…

Fota Wildlife Park welcome The Meerkats

Fota Wildlife Park is pleased to announce the arrival of a troop of meerkats to the Park. Many people will recognise these cute little creatures from the movie The Lion King, the TV show Meerkat Manor and also all those meerkat adverts. The park have six meerkats, including a mother and her three pups from Belfast Zoo. Tippy the mother is six years old and her three female pups, Blondie, Daisy and Bertha, are only one year old. Just like…

Park has Record Year in 2010 and Welcomes The Meerkats

The animals at Fota Wildlife Park including the parks new residents the Meerkats are defintely feeling loved coming up to Valentines day with the news that the park had its record number of visitors in 2010, with 377,000 people visiting Cork's number one tourist attraction. Fota Wildlife Park had an 8% increase in visitors last year giving them a record figure of 377,000 people attending the park surpassing the previous record which was…

Win a Romantic Stay by The River Lee this Valentines Weekend

Fota Wildlife Park are teaming up with the 4 star River Lee Hotel in Cork this coming Valentines Weekend to give away three fantastic prizes. All you need to do to win is visit the park for "Romance in the Park" between the 12th and 14th of February and enter our love trail competition. This is the third year of Romance in the Park which is prooving to be the most popular Valentines event in Cork attracting 4,000 people over two days in…

Easter Camp at Fota Wildlife Park

Learn all about Fota's animals, hunt for mini beasts in the woods and do many more fun activities over the 3 days!   Dates: April 27th, 28th and 29th Time: 11am - 4pm Cost: €25 for single day / €68 for three days Age Group: 5-12 years   Arrival/ Collection: Participants are to be dropped to the Education Centre, Fota Wildlife Park at 11.00am each morning and are to be collected each evening at 4.00pm.…

Happy 21st Birthday to Nollaig the Giraffe

Fota Wildlife Park staff were not only celebrating Christmas this week, they were also celebrating the 21st birthday of Nollaig the Giraffe. Nollaig like all the giraffes born at Fota Wildlife Park was given an Irish name as she arrived during the festive season back in 1989, thus the wardens called her after Christmas. Head Warden at the Park Willie Duffy has a special fondness for Nollaig "I remember when she was born so I have seen her…

Fota Wildlife Park Celebrate Winning 2 Eircom Spider Awards with Launch of iPhone App

Staff at Fota Wildlife Park in Cork this week were celebrating the arrival of two spiders, however these were not of the animal kind instead it was for best tourism and overall website at the annual Eircom Spider Awards. The Eircom Spiders Awards are an annual event honouring Irish individuals and organisations for their outstanding achievements online and celebrating the successes of the Irish internet and digital media. This year…

Would You Like To See Fota WIldlife Park in The Dark?

To celebrate Halloween, Fota Wildlife Park are putting on a very special night time train tour of the park. The tour will give you an opportunity to see what the animals get up to when everyone is gone and of coarse there will be one or two suprises along the way to get everyone in the SPOOKY mood. This special event is open only to members of the park as it is very limited. Times of Tours: Friday, Saturday & Sunday October 29th -…