Fota Wildlife Park Name Cheetah Cub ROG

Fota Wildlife Park are delighted to announce that our 1st Northern Cheetah Cub born at the park is to be named ROG in honour of the former Irish and Munster Rugby star Ronan O’Gara. The name choice was tough for the park as over 8,000 comments and suggestions poured into them in one week via social media as the public went wild for the new cub. Speaking about the choice head of marketing at the park Stephen Ryan said “the response was…

FOTA CELEBRATES BIRTH OF 1st BABY CHEETAH IN 5 YEARS

The Cub was born on the 20th of September and becomes the 179th cheetah to have been bred in the East Cork attraction since it first began rearing cheetahs in 1984. The birth which is the first in 5 years at Fota Wildlife Park is also significant in that it is the first Northern Cheetah born at the park. The cheetah has been hand-reared at Fota Wildlife Park by Head Warden Willie Duffy since he was two days old.  “As the mother was…

FURBY BOOM ARRIVES AT FOTA WILDLIFE PARK

To celebrate the launch of Furby Boom, a mysterious interactive giant egg arrived at Fota Wildlife Park in Cork today.  For the first time ever using an augmented reality app, Furby fans and visitors to visit Fota Wildlife Park over the weekend (Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd) will receive a sneak preview of the unhatched Furbling. The original Furby was the must-have toy in 1998 and again when it relaunched in 2012. Now this year,…

Competition: Win a WILD EXPERIENCE @ FOTA

This week we are officially launching our Wild Experiences @ Fota which gives you the opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes at the park and get up close to some of our animals. To celebrate this launch we are giving away A Warden Experience perfect gift for anyone with an interest in animals and a VIP Family Experience which will be a family day out you will never forget. All you need to do is enter our Facebook Competition below…

Fota Wildlife Park receives Sandford Award

Fota Wildlife Park is delighted to announce that it has been chosen as a recipient of the Sandford Award in both Ireland and the UK in recognition of the standards set by our Education Department.  Having previously attained a Sandford Award in 2008, the award provides a ‘kite mark’ for high quality education provision which is recognised by schools and other education institutions across Ireland and the United Kingdom. The Award…

Fota Wildlife Park Make Giraffeaholics Dream Come True

Today was very special day for 10 year old Eimear Fay from Navan, Co Meath as Fota Wildlife Park surprised her with a behind the scenes tour following a recent hand written let they received from the self confessed ‘Giraffeaholic’. At the beginning of July Eimear sent Fota Wildlife Park a hand written letter confessing her love for giraffe’s and asking could she get some passes to the park as her family were visiting the area.…

Fota Wildlife Park Helping Worlds Most Endangered Animals

A new list of the top ten mammals most reliant on zoological parks has revealed that one of them is the Scimitar-horned oryx where 3 calves were born this year at Fota Wildlife Park in Co Cork. The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA), which promotes the values of good zoos, parks and aquariums, has compiled a list of the top ten mammals most reliant on zoos in the UK and Ireland. The Scimitar-horned oryx, the Amur…

Marketing Survey Winners

The winners of our marketing Survey Competition are: Conservation Membership Winner: Daithi O'Rian, Glanmire, Co Cork Park Membership Winner: Aislin Armitage, The Lough, Cork City Family Pass Winners: Leanne Duggan, Midleton, Co Cork Jennie Byrne, Wicklow Town Pamela O'Keefe, Passage Rd, Waterford City Alan Coombes, Skibereen, Co Cork Irene Tighe, Balina, Co Mayo Congratulations to all the winners your prizes will be sent…

Kids Classes and Hobbies Show

Fota Wildlife Park and Myskidstime are organising a showcase weekend all about after school activities on August 24th & 25th. So if you are teaching, coaching or facilitating things that kids do in their spare time this event will be perfect for your business. The Park will be hosting the event in our 5,000 square foot marquee in the park where we will be able to accommodate 30 stands. We are also going to give people the opportunity to…

Green Weekend

Fota Wildlife Park would like to extend its gratitude to the various companies who kindly volunteered their time last weekend by helping to promote environmental awareness.    A big “ thank you” to www.ecostore.ie for the donation of a waterbutt which one lucky visitor was fortunate to win over the weekend! Experts from various sectors were on hand to offer advice on an array of topics such as recycling and even…