Rebel Brass to perform at Fota Wildlife Park Thursday 22 Aug

Rebel Brass to perform at Fota Wildlife Park Thursday 22 Aug Rebel Brass to perform at Fota Wildlife Park Thursday 22 Aug Rebel Brass is a 15-piece teenage act that have sprung up from a music education partnership between Music Generation Cork City and Barrack Street Band Cork and they will play three live flash mob style sets at Fota Wildlife Park on Thursday 22 Aug. The New Orleans-style brass ensemble was seen late last year on the annual Late Late Toy Show and have recently appeared as part of…

Prepare for Next Year’s Pollinators

Prepare for Next Year’s Pollinators Pollinators, especially bees, contribute at least €53 million to the Irish economy each year through their role in the production of crops like apples, strawberries, oil seed rape and much more. Healthy pollinators are also required to produce many of the fruits and vegetables grown in gardens across the country. Also, pollinators ensure that the countryside is full of colourful wildflowers that create the beautiful and unique Irish…

Fota Wildlife Park welcomes it’s 10 millionth visitor Catherine Cullinane from Tuam, Co Galway

Fota Wildlife Park welcomes it’s 10 millionth visitor Catherine Cullinane from Tuam, Co Galway Fota Wildlife Park welcomes it’s 10 millionth visitor Catherine Cullinane from Tuam, Co Galway has won a holiday to South Africa including Safari for two! The search for the 10 millionth visitor to Fota Wildlife Park has ended as Catherine Cullinane from Tuam, Co. Galway walked through the gates and scooped the prize of a safari holiday for two to South Africa. Fota Wildlife Park is a conservation and educational charity and the income…

Visit Fota’s new rare Sumatran tiger cub and be in with a chance to win a holiday break this August

Visit Fota’s new rare Sumatran tiger cub and be in with a chance to win a holiday break this August Come and see Fota’s new rare Sumatran tiger cub and be in with a chance to win a holiday break to South Africa including Safari as the ten-millionth visitor this August. Today Fota Wildlife Park announced the birth of an endangered male Sumatran tiger cub born on the 25th June to second-time parents’ eight-year-old mother Dourga and father, Denar, who is seven years of age. Sumatran tigers are the rarest subspecies of tiger in the world…

Join our fun and educational International Tiger Day celebrations on Monday 29 July

Join our fun and educational International Tiger Day celebrations on Monday 29 July Join our fun and educational International Tiger Day celebrations on Monday 29th July and help raise funds for Wild Cat Conservation Alliance. Join the Rangers and staff of Fota Wildlife Park at the Asian Sanctuary on July 29th to celebrate International Tiger Day 2019. We will be celebrating the day with ‘Meet the Ranger’ talks, an informational and interactive stand run by the Education Department, tiger-themed arts, crafts and face…

Tuesday 16 July only - Leap Card offer for children

Tuesday 16 July only - Leap Card offer for children *** Special Offer on Tuesday 16th July for Under 16 year old Leap Card Holders - see the below conditions*** Tuesday 16th July Station Gate Only Kids Go Free on production of the childs leap card – which will grant the child free entry to Fota Wildlife Park on a self-guided basis along with paying or annual pass holding adult guardian or parent–this offer is not applicable for any private tours (Wild Experience) or any Educational…

Names of the four endangered Asian lion cubs announced after public competition concludes

Names of the four endangered Asian lion cubs announced after public competition concludes Today the search for the names of the four endangered Asian lion cubs (Panthera leo persica) who were born at Fota Wildlife Park in February finally concluded. The Rangers at the Wildlife Park sifted through hundreds of names before finally selecting the names Ri, Riann, Rani and Ravi. The naming competition which was announced in April was won by Ian Twohig and Emma McCarthy both from Cork, Helen Cronin from Macroom, and Pamela Kent-Ryan from…

Summer of Events for All at Fota Wildlife Park

Summer of Events for All at Fota Wildlife Park (PLEASE NOTE - SUMMER EVENTS ARE ALL INCLUDED WITH YOUR ADMISSION PRICE /TICKET ON THE DAY OF EVENT) The stage is set this summer at Fota Wildlife Park for a series of fun and educational events - the summer programme (full dates and times below) will feature the Blue Imagination Playground,  educational weekends, art workshops, music workshops, and Yoga@Fota and all the events are included with your admission or entry ticket; however,…

The Irish Ladybird Research Project calls on the public to help log records

The Irish Ladybird Research Project calls on the public to help log records The Irish Ladybird Research Project calls on the public to help log records on newly launched Android App An Android app has been developed by UCC student Liam Kelly for the citizen science research project on 'The status, threats, protection and conservation of ladybirds in Ireland'.  Fota Wildlife Park in partnership with University College Cork, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences are managing the project which is…

Say hello to two new critically endangered Black and White Ruffed lemur babies at Fota Wildlife Park

Say hello to two new critically endangered Black and White Ruffed lemur babies at Fota Wildlife Park Say hello to two new critically endangered Black and White Ruffed lemur babies at Fota Wildlife Park Today Fota Wildlife Park announced the birth of two Black and White Ruffed lemur babies (Varecia  variegatea) to mother ‘Cloud ‘who is seventeen years old and seven-year-old Fota-born dad ‘Paraic’. The baby lemurs were born on the 27th April after a gestation period of 102 days. The species is native to the tropical forests of…