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Please note that we are requiring all our visitors to pre-book a time and date in advance of their visit as part of our re-opening protocols and procedures. Times/dates are available to book a week in advance.

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Fota’s Education Department welcomes students back this Semester

Fota Wildlife Park was delighted to resume its formal education programmes this week having been closed since early March.  While the centre is open to receiving bookings from both schools and colleges, it is operating at a reduced capacity in line with current health and safety guidelines.  The centre welcomed its first leaving certificate group on Monday and additional safety protocols have been implemented to facilitate the…

World Rhino Day Tuesday 22nd September

World Rhino Day Tuesday 22nd September Today Fota Wildlife Park celebrates World Rhino Day with some fun facts, quizzes and video updates across our digital platforms. In previous years we used to fundraise by running ranger talks and asking our visitors to guess the weight of one of our Rhinos but this year we have gone online and we donating 100% of our web donations to the conservation charity, Save the Rhino (Savetherhino.org). To donate please go to…

Twin Female Red Panda Babies announced at Fota Wildlife Park

Twin Female Red Panda Babies announced at Fota Wildlife Park Twin Red Panda Babies announced ahead of International Red Panda Day on Saturday 19th  September Fota is calling on the public to help name the two new babies! Fota Wildlife Park today unveiled twin baby Red panda cubs who were born on the 13th June 2020 to mother Bonnie who is 9 years old and father Grga, aged two. The two female 14 week old cubs have only just started to venture out of their nest box in their habitat in the Asian…

Irish Ladybird Research Project calls on the public to help

Irish Ladybird Research Project calls on the public to help Fota Wildlife Park along with Irish Research Council co-fund the Irish Ladybird Research Project and the project scholar, Gill Weyman, is based at Fota Wildlife Park and School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences in University College Cork.  Gill is now calling on the public in the Glanmire, Ballincollig and Cork City areas to send in their sightings of ladybirds this Autumn. Images and the address details of the ladybird…

Cheetah Cubs Born Summer 2020 Named

Cheetah Cubs Born Summer 2020 Named Fota Wildlife Park rangers have picked names suggested by the public for three Northern cheetah cubs (Acinonyx j. soemmeringii) born to mother Nimpy and father Sam this summer. The cubs, one male and two females were born on 10th June and have delightling visitors to the wildlife park, enjoying the mild weather playing together in the grass and on the logs of their habitat - in an area known as Cheetah Hill in Fota. The name chosen for the…

Fota Wildlife Park - Closed Thursday August 20th - Storm Ellen

Fota Wildlife Park - Closed Thursday August 20th - Storm Ellen ***UPDATE FOR ALL BOOKINGS ON THURSDAY AUGUST 20TH 2020*** Please Note we will be closed Thursday, August 20th, due to the predicted extreme weather of Storm Ellen. We are in the process of contacting directly all bookings for this date, if you booked to visit the park for this date please stand by for a direct contact update on your booking. We apologise for the inconvenience caused. This decision is for the safety of the our visitors,…

Fota Wildlife Park announces the birth of three endangered Northern cheetah cubs

Fota Wildlife Park announces the birth of three endangered Northern cheetah cubs Fota Wildlife Park announces the birth of three endangered Northern cheetah cubs, and they are calling on the public to help name them Fota Wildlife Park today announced the birth of three Northern cheetah cubs (Acinonyx j. soemmeringii) to mother Nimpy and father Sam. Fota is calling on the public to help name the cubs via an online survey below and are offering a chance to win one of three year-long Conversation annual passes to the Park.…

Announcing two new critically endangered Black and White Ruffed lemur babies

Announcing two new critically endangered Black and White Ruffed lemur babies Today Fota Wildlife Park announced the birth of two Black and white ruffed lemur babies (Varecia variegatea) to mother Cloud who is eighteen years old and eight-year-old Fota-born dad Paraic. The baby lemurs were born on the 6th June after a gestation period of 102 days. The new arrivals also share their island habitat on the main lake at Fota with their older twin brothers Nimbus and Cumulus who were born on May 5th last year. The species is…

Only Male Asiatic Lion born at Fota Wildlife Park moves to Poland

Only Male Asiatic Lion born at Fota Wildlife Park moves to Poland The only male Asiatic Lion born in Fota Wildlife Park this week moved to the Łódź Zoo in Poland to continue his contribution to the European Endangered Species Breeding Programme (EEP) for Asian lions. Loki, born on the 13th August 2017, was part of several firsts at Fota Wildlife Park, one of the first litter born to mother Gira and father Shanto, this litter were the first ever lions born at the wildlife park, and Loki was also the first…

Cheetah Cubs born on St. Patrick’s Day at Fota Wildlife Park Named

Cheetah Cubs born on St. Patrick’s Day at Fota Wildlife Park Named Following a public call out to suggest names for the three cubs born on St Patrick’s Day, March 17th in Fota Wildlife Park, all three male cubs have now been named. Rangers looking after the cheetahs at the park chose the three names from nearly 2,000 different entries.   The three winning names are, Gus, suggested by Muireann Mee from Mallow, Freddie suggested by Reiltin Tyan from Galway, and Billy suggested by Layla O’Connor…