Carnivore Campaign Week

Fota Wildlife Park's Carnivore Week will be commencing this coming Saturday August 22nd and will run until the 30th August with all sorts of carnivore related events happening across the park. We are running an exciting carnivore trail with fantastic prizes up for grabs including an annual Conservation Membership (worth €155) and three family day passes (worth €56 each). All you have to do is answer twelve simple questions, with the…

Birds of Prey Experience on Sunday 16th has been cancelled

Birds of Prey Experience will only take place on Saturday this weekend at 1 and 3pm. Unfortunately Sunday's flying demonstrations have to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Come face to face with hawks, owls, falcons and other raptors at Fota Wildlife Park witness dramatic "free flight" shows at 1pm and 3pm on Saturday afternoon. Listen to talks by our talks presenters on these magnificent birds.

New Talks

New Wildlife Talks Back in the chilly days of March the first of the seasonal wildlife talks began. Initially 12 talks took place around the park each day, including talks on the bison, giraffe, cheetah, seal, eagle and penguin, at the relevant enclosures. Now, with our additional summer staff, we have been able to increase this number to 23 daily talks! This is an enormous increase on last year, when there were a total of six talks a…

Sun comes out at the end of a great members party

The sun came out at the end of the members party making it a great night for the members. In what was one of the wettest days of the summer, over a 100 members turned up for what they described as a "great night". Each person who attended the party was given food and drinks by kudos catering plus they were entertained by Raj and Antonio who played nice african/samba beats throughout the evening. All the kids who attended got free face…

FOTA WILDLIFE PARK HITS THE MARK

Fota Wildlife Park announced earlier today that their visitor numbers are up 7% compared to the same period last year with a record half term attendance of 161,214. Fota Wildlife Park memberships are also up 7% and members visits are up 25% on this time last year. Commenting on the figures Mr. David Gibson, Director of Fota Wildlife Park said, "I am delighted that Fota Wildlife Park is continuing to prove such a popular attraction with…

Let us know what you think of Fota Wildlife Park

As you know the park is a non profit organisation therefore we rely on you the public for income, therefore we want to know what you think of the park with our customer comments survey. We are very open to comments on all aspects of the park and suggestions as to how we can make your visit even better each time. So whether you come to the park for a nice walk, the love of animals or a family day out we would like to know so that when we are…

Birds of Prey Experience

What do you think is the fastest animal here at Fota Wildlife Park? I bet you reckon it's the Cheetah............ Sorry, but I'm afraid you're wrong! Well maybe half right. It all depends on what time you visit us here at the park you see. Throughout the summer the park has organised a very special visitor - the Peregrine Falcon. Our Cheetahs turn green with envy when this amazing bird drops by as it easily takes the crown as the…

May the blogging begin…

Hello everybody! After a long absence the blog is back in action again. Firstly we'd like to introduce you to ourselves, the Head Talks Presenters, and all the other Talks Presenters. For those of you who have visited the Park in the last few months you may have met us, either out and about in the Park, whilst on a school tour, through the ecology courses or most recently at the summer camps. Our names are Mark and Caitríona. Since we began…

Happy Birthday Finn

On Saturday 4th of July Fota Wildlife Park are going to be holding a very special birthday party. Yes Finn the youngest Giraffe in the park will be one years old. Finn was born on the 4th of July 2008 and was the cause of much celebration at Fota Wildlife Park! Roisin, his mother, had carried him for an incredible 14 month. Roisin like all giraffe mothers gave birth to Finn whilst standing and so, the first experience the little calf had was…

EAZA Teddy Bears Picnic with Tropicana Pure Premium

Have you teddy bears at home who would like to visit a wildlife park? Well now they can. This Sunday June 21st (Father’s Day) Fota Wildlife Park will be hosting the EAZA Teddy Bears Picnic in association with Tropicana Pure Premium to raise awareness of the EAZA European Carnivore Campaign. The European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA) run an annual international fundraising campaign. Previous campaigns have focussed on tigers,…