Cork Monopoly launched!

Pass GO, Collect 200 chimes of The Shandon Bells - and buy your favourite Cork landmark (for just paper money). The new official MONOPOLY board for Cork has just been launched in "spectacular style" and is now on shop shelves - virtual and actual. There are very many Cork twists and turns on the customised board with loved landmarks like Fota Wildlife Park, Blarney Castle and The Shandon Bells replacing the celebrated London streets.…

Halloween Scary Nights 2012

If you are looking for some spooky fun this Halloween well Fota Wildlife Park is the place to go. On the 27th, 28th, 29th & 30th of October we will have Halloween Scary Nights. This is the 4th year of our Scary nights and this year is set to be better than ever as we have created a story that will have some people terrified all the way around. The night will consist of a special train ride around in the dark where you will encounter some…

Tapirs Pair Up at Park in Time for Brazilian Independence Day

A Brazilian Tapir has been introduced to his new partner at Fota Wildlife Park in Cork just in time for Brazilian Independence Day which occurs today 7th September. The Tapir named Bazil recently moved from Curragh Wildlife Park in the Isle of Man to meet up with female Maya who has been residing in the Cork wildlife park since 2010 after arriving from Lodz in Poland. The new arrival is part of a breeding programme organised by EAZA…

Oktoberfest Beag Competition

To celebrate that our website is now available in German we are giving away 4 sets of tickets to Oktoberfest Beag in Beamish and Crawford site on South Main St, Cork. Last year the event had over 7000 visitors and it will be even bigger and better this year. Their famous Edelweiss Oompah Band will be back to delight the crowds and have you dancing the night away with their toe tapping lyrics and epic games. So Dust off your lederhosen…

Say hello to Casey, Aoibhinn and Paraic our babies

In a tribute to the late Paraic Casey, Fota Wildlife Park has named a female Giraffe calf Casey and a male Black and White Ruffed Lemur Paraic. The names of the animals were announced along with the naming of another female calf Aoibhinn. All three animals have received a lot of attention in the last few weeks with members of the public suggesting hundreds of names through Facebook, Twitter and the parks own website. In the end staff at…

FOTABOOK Talent Search

We have teamed teamed up with the Monfort College of Performing Arts to find two online stars, one boy and one girl between aged between 3 and 16. To enter you must upload a video clip on YouTube and put in Fota Wildlife Park Talent Search - __________ (Name) in the title by Friday 24th August. This in turn will put the video on our FOTABOOK page which will enable people to vote for their favourite video. The videos with the most WILD…

Survey Winners

A big thanks to everyone who completed our annual marketing survey as it helps us get our message out to more and more people each year. As a way of saying thanks we have picked 7 people who will win Conservation Membership worth €165, Park Membership €110 and one of five family passes to the park. The winners are.....   Conservation Membership Winner: Janet O'Halloran, Mallow, Co Cork Park Membership Winner: Laura…

Giraffe Calf born in front of visitors at Fota Wildlife Park today

Visitors to Fota Wildlife Park got more than just the sun today as the park unveiled not one but two baby giraffes, the second one coming as a surprise to everyone as mother Sapphire gave birth in front of a huge crowd just before 4pm. The first baby a female calf was born on July 21st to Mother Bláithín and Father Walda and having spent the last three weeks under the watchful eye of Fota Wildlife Park staff it made its debut in the…

First Glimpse of Critically Endangered Lemur at Fota Wildlife Park

Fota Wildlife Park has released the first images of their new baby Black and White Ruffed Lemur, the first to be born in the Cork attraction which is critically endangered with fewer than 500 left in the wild. The baby boy which has yet to be named was born 4 weeks ago to mother Pudden and father Podge. It spent the first 3 weeks in a tree nest which the mother started to build a week before the birth.  Black and White Ruffed Lemurs…

Competition Time: Win a Membership & family passes to the park (Closing Date August 12th)

Fota Wildlife Park are having an online competition to win a Conservation Membership worth €165, Park Membership €110 and one of five family passes to the park. All you have to do is answer 10 multiple choice questions and in turn help us decide where we promote the park in 2012. Winners will be announced on August 13th on www.fotawildlife.ie