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…

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…