Fota Wildlife Park’s 30th Birthday Party

30th Birthday Party Line Up 10.30am – 6pm 1— Birthday Cake At the Big Marquee at 3pm, Larry the Lemur & Friends from Fota Wildlife Park will be bringing out a very special birthday cake to celebrate 30 amazing years of Irelands Wildest Attraction. Make sure you're there to join in the party! 2— Cork’s 96fm Emmet Kennedy and Ken Perrott from Cork’s 96fm will be broadcasting live from the park from 2pm – 6pm outside…

Jelly Fish Craft

Last weekend in the Activities Marquee our Jellyfish craft proved very popular with our young visitors to the park. They are super easy to make and the younger children love watching them fly around in the breeze. If you missed it and would like to make it at home you'll need   some card (empty cereal box will do perfectly)  tissue paper  some string or wool  a hole punch  glue…

America wakes up to Fota Wildlife Park

On Monday June 3rd Fota Wildlife Park appeared on the very popular US TV Show "Good Morning America" as part of their play of the day segment. The show which is watched by nearly 6 million Americans daily played a video which was posted by Fota Wildlife Park after the recent Cheetah Run 4 mile road race organised by Eagle AC. The video which is only 39 seconds long shows how open and natural the park is when Ostriches and Zebra start running…

30th Anniversary Carnival

Come celebrate our 30th Birthday with us this summer! The Midsummer Fiesta is a fundraising night for the parks future plans, with a Latin twist. It takes place on Saturday 22nd June from 7.30pm til late. There will be a special Latino themed BBQ and entertainment by Manu & His Latino House, salsa dancers, fire jugglers, stilt walkers, magician to the stars Liam Sheehan, and lots more...... It will finish in style with a special…

Cheetah Run 4 Mile Race 2013

Congratulations to Ben Thistlewood from Leevale AC (Pictured Below) & Ann Marie Holland (Pictured Below) from St Finbarrs AC who won the 5th annual Cheetah Run 4 mile Road race last night in a time of 19:42 and 24.08 respectively. Ben was one of over 700 runners out of 850 registered who ran on what began as a very wet evening but cleared up as the race started. The Cheetah Run 4 Mile Road Race is one of the most popular night time…

Bosco Returns to Celebrate 30 Years of Fota Wildlife Park

The Pavilion in Cork played host on Thursday night last to the launch of Fota Wildlife Park’s Summer Carnival which is taking place from June 22nd until August 25th to mark 30 years of the popular animal attraction which includes the return of Bosco. The launch which had Bosco, magician Tony Baloney, mentalist Liam Sheehan and Cork Circus act Hakuna Matata performing on stage to a packed audience, that consisted of all ages reflecting…

Baby Bison Needs a Name

Update: We have now shortlisted 10 names for you to Vote on www.facebook.com/Fotawildlife The arrival of the calf to mother Donna in the early hours of Saturday Morning has come in the same week as the death of the calf’s father Boris who sadly died on Wednesday. Boris a 16 year old who had originally come from Boras Djurpark Zoo in Sweden had been at the park since 1999 and was the dominant male in the group at Fota. Willy Duffy head…

Sonia O’Sullivan Launches 2013 Cheetah Run

#SOLD OUT# The very popular cheetah run described by Chairman of Eagle AC John Quigley as “a race organised by runners for runners” takes place this year on Thursday May 16th at 8pm. The unique race gives people the rare chance to run past Cheetahs, European Bison, Penguins and Lemurs amongst other animals on the evening. Former World Champion and Olympic Silver medallist Sonia O’Sullivan got a taste of the race last week when she…

National Green Awards 2013

We are pleased to announce that Fota Wildlife Park has been shortlisted for the National Green Awards under the Tourism and Leisure Sector. Fota is one of eight companies shortlisted in this category and the winner is to be announced on the 18th of April in Dublin. Now entering its fifth year, the Green Awards aim to celebrate excellence in sustainability and to encourage green best practice amongst Ireland's organisations and individuals.…

Work starts on new indoor facility

Cork Company MMD Construction has begun work on a new Animal Care and Conservation Centre at Fota Wildlife Park that is supported by a significant investment by South and East Cork Area Development (SECAD).  The new facility, which will house native and globally endangered species, will cost over €600,000 to develop onsite at Fota Wildlife Park, and a grant support of €200,000 is being provided by SECAD. Sean McKeown, Director…