Twin Red Panda Cubs are Named!

Since we unveiled the birth of our male Red Panda twin cubs a couple of months ago and called on the public to suggest names, we’ve received hundreds of entries. Today we are delighted to announce that the names Koda and Lionel have been chosen by our Rangers to celebrate that Irish rock band, Kodaline recently filmed their new music video ‘Ready to Change’ at Fota Wildlife Park, and the video location fees have been donated to the Red…

Fota Wildlife Park announce the arrival of a baby Brazilian Tapir

Fota Wildlife Park are asking you for your help to name a male Brazilian Tapir calf born on the 13th September to mother Maya and father Basil. For the chance to win a year-long Conservation Membership to Fota Wildlife Park, members of the public can suggest a name for the calf on their website. The young Tapir calf will join a four-strong herd including brother Thiago who is 2 ½ years old and sister is Sofia, 16 months. The Brazilian Tapir…

Fota Wildlife Park is the location in Kodaline’s new music video track ‘Ready to Change’

Fota Wildlife Park is the location in Kodaline’s new music video track ‘Ready to Change’ which was released today 100% of the location fees from filming have been donated to the Red Panda Forest Guardian Project in Nepal   Fota Wildlife Park today announced it featured as the video location for Kodaline’s track ‘Ready to Change’ from their new EP ‘I wouldn’t Be’ which was released today by Sony Music. The music…

Positive Ageing Week at Fota Wildlife Park

To celebrate Positive Ageing Week which runs from Monday 25th September to Sunday 1st October 2017 we are offering our senior visitors a special discount of €8.00 per person (normally €11.50) plus a free round trip on our tour train. The tour train runs daily from 11.30am until 5.15pm – and is subject to seating availability. The Savannah and Oasis Cafes will also offer per person a free cup of tea with every spend over €5.  The…

Baby boom continues at Fota Wildlife Park as twin Red Panda cubs announced

Public asked to suggest names for the twin cubs Fota Wildlife Park has unveiled twin Red Panda cubs born to mother Bonnie, aged 6 and father Pete aged 8. The male cubs, born on the 27th June, have only just started to venture out of their nesting box. The Red Panda is an endangered species and as there are less than 2,500 individuals left in the wild the successful arrival of the twin cubs is an important link in Fota Wildlife Park’s…

Halloween and Mid Term Events

Looking for something different this Halloween? Fota Wildlife Park is running a camp for 5-12-year-olds from Wednesday, November 1st to Friday, 3rd November inclusive! Each of the three days offers participants a variety of fun nature based activities delivered by experienced professional facilitators in a unique environment! From exploring woodlands to learning about Fota’s animal family – every day will be an adventure! Prepare to be…

Caring for ladybirds in the autumn

September is the time of year in the garden when preparations are made for winter. Ladybirds are important to gardeners and during the year, they help by predating on plant pests such as aphids. Ladybirds hibernate in gardens and therefore it is important that they have help to survive the winter. There are a number of ways that we can help them, firstly by limiting the use of chemicals. Ladybirds are not alone in that they prefer chemical…

Suggest a Name for One of Our New Lion Cubs!

Fota Wildlife Park announced last week that one of their Asian lionesses has given birth to her first litter of cubs in what is also a first for Fota Wildlife Park. There are three lion cubs, who were born on the 13th August to first time parents, mother Gira and father Shanto after a gestation of about 112 days. The cubs are made up of one male and two females.  The pride of Asian lions at Fota Wildlife Park features the five-year-old…

First ever litter of Asian Lion cubs born at Fota Wildlife Park

Fota Wildlife Park today announced that one of their Asian lionesses has given birth to her first litter of cubs in what is also a first for Fota Wildlife Park. The three as yet unsexed Asian lion cubs, were born on the 13th August to first time parents, mother Gira and father Shanto after a gestation of about 112 days.  Asian lions are considered endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as there are only 500…

Autumn Schedule of events at Fota Wildlife Park

As the summer season has almost ended, we are looking forward to an exciting Autumn at Fota Wildlife Park. The Entertainment Marquee (which runs free arts and crafts and free face painting for our younger visitors) and the Wildlife Talks Team schedule will be updated as follows: Daily talks and activities will end on Wednesday 30th August but will return each weekend until the 5th of November.  Additional activities are scheduled to take…