Tim White is the King of the Wild Life

Tim White yesterday became the king of the wild life and walked away with €10,000 and a trip for two to Zambia. The Wild Life competition with Red FM and Fota Wildlife Park which began on Monday 29th of March and lasted for 8 days with 8 people, four men and four women created a huge voting frenzy in Cork with different communities getting behind their local contestant. Following a week of eating raw liver, racing in lemur costumes,…

Say Hello to Aoife our new baby Giraffe

The wardens in Fota Wildlife Park are celebrating the birth of a giraffe calf Aoife, the first giraffe born in the park since July 4th 2008. This however was no ordinary birth in the park as Aoifes mother Roisin is also a grandmother to three other giraffes in the park making Aoife an auntie. Head Warden at the park Willie Dufy added that there was a huge sigh of relief on the arrival, "with Roisin being 19 we were worried about her giving…

The first night in the wild was COLD for the 8 contestants

Night One 19:00 - Security Officer (S/O) contacted and reports that all contestants have been escorted from the Oasis Cafe back to the marquee after their evening meal. Contestants are now deep in conversation within the marquee. The S/O also notices a passing Peacock. 20:00 - S/O contacted and reports that Pearl, Jennifer and Claire went to the toilet at 19:25. Tim went to the toilet at 19:36. Claire had a cigarette at 19:37. Annie and…

Fota Wildlife Park welcomes the 8 contestants who will live in the park

Fota Wildlife Park welcomed the 8 finalists of its "Wild Life" competition with Red FM this morning at 10am, each of them hoping to last the full week and walk away with €10,000 and a two week trip to Zambia. The Wild Life competition was a concept created by the head of marketing at the park Stephen Ryan "I have seen many of these reality tv shows and I thought why not do something at the park as we have roaming animals set on 70…

“THE WILD LIFE” - Your chance to win €10,000 & a trip to Africa

Fota Wildlife Park and Cork's Red Fm presents: "The Wild Life"   Cork's RedFM and Fota Wildlife Park have teamed up this Easter for a competition that is sure to have the people of Cork talking about "The Wild Life". The search is on for 8 contestants from Cork city and county to enter Fota Wildlife Park and live "The Wild Life" for a week. The week will prove to be no holiday for the contestants, as they will under go daily…

RE-DISCOVER CORK

On March the 6th Cork Tourism providers are coming together in Cork City Hall to showcase what is on offer in the rebel county in 2010 and put an end to the myth that there is nothing to do in Cork. RE-DISCOVER CORK is aimed at letting people in Cork know what is available to them on their doorstep. It will be a family fun afternoon from 12pm - 4pm in the millennium hall at Cork City hall with face painting, African drumming, train rides,…

Romance Continues at the Park

Enda O'Flaherty went down on one knee on Saturday and asked his girlfriend Sarah Jane Grehan to be his wife. Enda who had been in contact with the park to set up the romantic proposal (which was a surprise to Sarah as she thought she was just getting her picture in the paper) was delighted with the answer which of course was YES. The couple then enjoyed a bottle of champagne outside the oasis cafe in glorious sunshine. The staff at…

Win a chance to Escape to Your Private Island at the park this weekend

Fota Island Resort have given the park 4 fantastic prizes to give away this valentines weekend at the park as part of our Romance at the Park event. If you would like a couples massage, a couples golf lesson or an overnight stay in a 5* Hotel then come along to the park on Sunday between 12 and 4pm and enter our romance in the park competition. We will have a draw at 2pm & 4pm each day.   ESCAPE TO YOUR PRIVATE ISLAND.…

New €4 million Face Lift for Fota Wildlife Park

The development at Fota Wildlife Park involves the upgrading of both car parks, the building of a new entrance area, a new shop and café, new administration buildings, new customer toilets, a new primate exhibit and also the development of a dedicated education complex. The project which began in December is expected to be completed by the end of October with the car parks refurbished in time for the Easter Holidays at the end of March. Head…

GET FIT AT FOTA

We are looking for people to join fitness coach Peter Horgan on Monday January 18th for the launch of our new "Get Fit at Fota" walking groups. Every Monday and Wednesday morning we will have two new walking groups one at 10am and the other at 11am around the Sli na Slainte Route at the park which is a 1.8km route.Developed by the Irish Heart Foundation and Fota Wildlife Park, the Slí na Sláinte ("Path to Health") is an outgoing way to make…