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    

EAZA Ape Campaign

The purpose of such a network facilitator is harbour co-operation within the European wildlife conservation community, and to promote education, research and progressive conservation. Since the turn of the millennium EAZA has been involved in annual conservation campaigns that have addressed issues such as the bush-meat trade, population losses in iconic animals such as the big cats with the last campaign focussing on carnivore loss Europe…

President of Ireland, Mary McAleese to Officially Open New Entrance Complex at Fota Wildlife Park

President of Ireland, Mary McAleese will officially open the new €4m entrance complex at Fota Wildlife Park in East Cork on Monday April 11th at 3.15pm. The new entrance complex at Fota Wildlife Park is the single largest change to the Park since it opened in 1983 and has cost in excess of €4million to complete. The new development includes a dedicated education complex, a new animal area that includes Meerkats & Mangabey Monkey's, a…

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…