African Drumming Workshops for today - Cancelled

Today's African Drumming Workshops have been cancelled due to bad weather conditions at the park. The workshops will now take place next Sunday the 9th of January.

Wardens brave the Cold Weather

The current cold spell in Ireland is believed to be the worst in 40 years with tempratures reaching -10 degrees last night. As a result of the freezing conditions many of the park's animals and birds are snuggled away in their homes except the penguins who are enjoying a dip in the frosty lakes in the park. Often seen as the funny species at the park the penguins now have the last laugh over their fellow residents including the monkey's…

St John’s Gospel Choir performing in the park this coming Sunday

The choir will be collecting money for the animal care course in St Johns College. This will go towards pet food for people who cannot afford to feed their animals. St Johns Gospel choir is a multicultural, non-denominational group of singers, set up as a fledgling corps by a member of staff in early 2009 in St Johns Central College Cork; a college at the heart of the city. Its members are drawn together by a love of gospel sounds and…

Help Protect the Chagos Islands

One of the key goals of Fota Wildlife Park is to help promote conservation efforts around the world and now we want to help protect the chagos islands. The Chagos Islands are in the middle of the Indian Ocean. They have belonged to Britain since 1814 (the Treaty of Paris) and are constituted as the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT). Only Diego Garcia, where there is a base, is inhabited (by military personnel and employees). The other 54…

Give the gift of Fota this Christmas

*GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS AT FOTA WILDLIFE PARK* If you are looking for a Christmas gift idea with a difference, take a look at Fota Wildlife Park's, annual membership packages and adopt an animal scheme. The membership packages which start at €100 are a great gift idea for family and friends this Christmas, as they really are gifts that keep on giving! The membership to Fota Wildlife Park provides free access for 12 months -…

Invitation to Carol Singers

If you are a local choir or band wishing to perform at Ireland's Wildest Attraction as part of our Christmas with Larry please let us know. All members of the choir will be given free access to the park and also will be able to collect for their nominated Charity if they so wish. If your group wants to take park contact stephen on 0214908142 or email: stephen@fotawildlife.ie

You can now buy membership or adopt an animal online

We are delighted to announce that people can now purchase our conservation or park membership online for themselves or as a gift. You can also adopt one of our animals. All you have to do is register as an online member of the site and then fill in the details. Click here for further information

Happy Halloween

The park has a great line up of activities this weekend to celebrate the spookiest time of the year.   11am and 3pm on both Saturday & Sunday we have Cork's very own BATMAN who is going to tell us what type of bats you might come across in Ireland and where you will find them. He will also be on hand all day with competitions and batty activities. 12 - 2pm on both days's we have Arts & Crafts where you can learn how to…

Fotawildlife.ie is shortlisted for a Eircom Golden Spider Award

Fotawildlife.ie has been shortlisted for the best community and charity website at the annual Eircom Golden Spider Awards.The eircom Golden Spider 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. The awards not only reward Irish businesses and community organisations but also individuals for their creativity…

Jungle V.I.P Arrives in Time for Jazz Weekend at Fota

Fota Wildlife Park are delighted to announce the birth of a Lion Tailed Macaque and to celebrate they have a weekend of jazz lined up. The Lion Tailed Macaque is a critically endangered species that hails from the Western Ghat Mountains in India. The birth of this macaque adds to the successful breeding programme at Fota Wildlife Park which has seen other critically endangered animals such as Scimitar Horned Oryx and European Bison giving…