Our Penguin becomes a YouTube Star

A video of a lonely penguin at Fota Wildlife Park has become an internet sensation, gaining 77,000 YouTube hits. The clip was taken by blogger Sean McEntee and shows feeding time at the park. The video shows all the penguins scramble towards one our of our wildlife wardens bringing their dinner except for one, which stands alone and looks confused by it all. Speaking about the clip Head of Marketing for the park Stephen Ryan added "we are…

Fota Wildlife Park Announce the Birth of Conan the Giraffe

Fota Wildlife Park have just unveiled their latest arrival, Cónan not the barbarian but a 5ft tall male giraffe calf that was born on August 5th at Cork's number one visitor attraction. The not so little giraffe that was born on August 5th to mother Roisin and father Tadgh, has been introduced to the rest of the herd in the large African Savannah area at the park this week. This is the second giraffe birth this year and head warden Willie…

Winners from the marketing Survey 2011

Getting feedback like this from our visitors makes it possible for us to ensure we can provise a top quality service to our visitors. Thanks again to everyone who took part and here is a list of the winners Overall Winner of the conservation membership: Marion Conway Winner of the Park Membership: Tony O'Dea Winners of the family passes (2+2) Peter Skully Dan O'Connor Laura Fagan Vanessa Maunelat Jennifer Dalton Well done…

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…