Park will Close on Sat 8th Feb

Fota Wildlife Park will not open tomorrow Saturday 8th February due to severe weather which is expected in the Cork area. The management at the park have taken the decision to close the park with the safety of the public and the animals in mind. Already this week the park has experienced bad flooding with many of the islands under water for most of the week. However the major concern now is the danger of fallen trees or branches as a result…

Cork Preschoolers Go Wild in 2014

Cork City and County Childcare have teamed up with Fota Wildlife Park to launch a new educational pack for preschool children based on the animals at one of Ireland’s most loved attractions. The pack named “A Talk on the Wildside” was launched by Minister for Agriculture & Food Simon Coveney sets out sample activities that can be done with the children before the visit, whilst at the Wildlife Park and after the visit back at…

Park Closed Monday 6th Jan

As a result of the bad weather being caused by Storm Christine, Fota Wildlife Park will remain closed today Monday January 6th 2014. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Fota Wildlife Park Survey 2013

We need your help. As we approach the end of 2013 we are looking to see what people think of the park and if they have any suggestions for the future in our annual survey. As a way of thanking people who fill it out we are giving away a VIP Family Experience and Conservation membership as prizes. Simply fill in the box below.    

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.…