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…

Jedward meet Bosco in Fota

Irish pop sensations Jedward met Ireland’s favourite puppet Bosco at Fota Wildlife Park today as part of a promotional tour for their end of month concerts in Cork & Limerick. The twins were on their very first visit to Cork’s biggest tourist attraction and were greeted on arrival by hundreds of screaming fans. The pair first got to see the popular cheetah run where they witnessed them running at high speed inside Sean McKeowns…

West Ham Go Wild in Fota

The Park's Head Warden Willie Duffy showed the players the giraffes, zebra and ostriches before the squad headed to the cheetah enclosure to watch the cheetah run. Many of the players marvelled at the speed shown by the cheetahs, suggesting they would give winger Matt Jarvis a run for his money, while Mark Noble suggested the giraffes would give team-mates Andy Carroll and James Collins a hard time in an aerial duel! The West Ham…

Silent Disco Fri 28th June

On the 28th of June from 7pm to 10pm, it will be time to get your dancing shoes on and have a fun night out at Fota Wildlife Park where families will be putting on headphones and dancing to the sounds of our very special guest djs, KC from TodayFM and Stevie G from RedFM.  …

Pictures from our 30th Birthday Party

Our Birthday cake which was made by "A Touch of Magic" Director of Fota Wildlife Park, Sean McKeown cutting the cake with Larry the Lemur Danger Boy performing in the marquee Danger Boy performing in the marquee Hakuna Matata performing in the marquee Hakuna Matata performing in the marquee Hakuna Matata performing in the marquee 96fm broadcasting live from the park (Ken Perrott & Emmett Kennedy)…