Fota Announces the birth of endangered Asian lion cubs

Fota Announces the birth of endangered Asian lion cubs Today Fota Wildlife Park announced to the public the birth of four Asian lion cubs (Panthera leo persica) who were born on the 20th February to second time parents, mother Gira and father Shanto. The eight-week-old cubs were born along with a fifth cub who was stillborn. The new cubs join their parent’s first litter who are now one and a half years old – Amira, Arya and Loki and aunt Gita in their specially designed habitat in Fota Wildlife…

Fota announces the arrival of a new species to Ireland - the Drill

Fota announces the arrival of a new species to Ireland - the Drill Fota announces the arrival of a new species to Ireland - one of Africa’s most endangered mammals - the Drill Fota Wildlife Park today announced the arrival of a pair of Drill monkeys (Mandrillus leucophaeus) as part of an international co-operative breeding programme, who came from Stuttgart Zoo, Germany in February. Drill monkeys are closely related to the Mandrills and Baboons and they are not commonly found in zoological…

Playground at Oasis Cafe under renovation until Easter

Playground at Oasis Cafe under renovation until Easter Please note that the playground at the Oasis Cafe is under refurbishment as an updated playground will be installed by Easter 2019.   To feature: Frigate ship multiplay unit Double tower multiplay unit Zebra Seesaw Gorilla Springer Kangaroo springer Snake springer      

Stripes at Fota this Spring as new baby Brazilian Tapir announced

Stripes at Fota this Spring as new baby Brazilian Tapir announced Fota Wildlife Park is calling on the public to help name the new baby Fota Wildlife Park today announced the birth of a new female baby Brazilian tapir (Tapirus terrestris), who was born on the 27th February 2019 to mother Maya and father Basil, bringing the Tapir group to six at the South American habitat in the County Cork Wildlife Park. The four-week-old baby Tapir has brown hair with white stripes which help camouflage her and these white…

Events and Activities this Easter at Fota Wildlife Park!

Events and Activities this Easter at Fota Wildlife Park! Blue Imagination Playground 20, 21, 22 April (subject to weather permitting) The Blue Imagination Playground, a breakthrough playspace concept designed to encourage child-directed free play will come to Fota Wildlife Park for the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. The Blue Playground was a massive hit with the crowds last summer and the premium quality big blue foam blocks of various shapes will return for the Easter weekend and three further…

Education Department announces record-breaking numbers attending formal education programmes in 2018

Education Department announces record-breaking numbers attending formal education programmes in 2018 The award-winning centre today urged teachers and other education providers to book as soon as possible for the many courses available at the iconic County Cork Zoological Park for the remaining academic year. Lynda McSweeney, Head of Education at Fota Wildlife Park today said “Year on year we have consistently developed our offering to schools and third level institutions by way of presenting complementary programmes covering both the…

Fota Wildlife Park contributed €250,000 to help bring Madagascar Pochard back from extinction

Fota Wildlife Park contributed €250,000 to help bring Madagascar Pochard back from extinction Efforts to release 21 pochard ducklings onto Lake Sofia in Northern Madagascar in November to feature in upcoming Virgin Television series on Fota Wildlife Park Fota Wildlife Park is delighted to announce that their donations of a quarter of a million euro have been essential in funding a ten-year project to save the Madagascar Pochard from extinction, which culminated in the successful and pioneering release of 21 pochard ducklings this year…

Baby European Bison Born at Fota

Baby European Bison Born at Fota Fota Wildlife Park today announced the birth of a female baby European bison, (Bison bonasus), who was born on the 4th January to mother Erika and father Hyssop. 17-year-old Erika is one of the founding members of the Fota herd, she originally came from the Skansen Foundation Zoo in Stockholm and this new calf is her 13th birth. Erica has over 50 grandchildren in various zoological institutions across Europe, all of them participating in the…

February Mid-Term 2019

February Mid-Term 2019 We are open at 10 am daily this mid-term, last entry to the wildlife park is 3 pm (3.30pm for annual pass holders) and the wildlife park is closed at 4.30pm. We have daily Cheetah Run at 3 pm.  Make sure to check out Fota Wildlife Park's newest arrivals, 12 Pot-bellied seahorses at the Tropical House, open daily 11 am to 4 pm.        For more on the new arrivals, visit here.

Seahorses unbridled at Fota Wildlife Park

Seahorses unbridled at Fota Wildlife Park Fota Wildlife Park today announced the arrival of 12 Pot-bellied seahorses, (Hippocampus abdominalis), to the Tropical House at the 100-acre Park. The 12 seahorses came to the iconic Co. Cork visitor attraction from L’ Oceanográfic in Valencia, Spain on the 10th of January and are made up of seven males and five females, and this is the first time seahorses have lived at Fota Wildlife Park. The Pot-bellied seahorse is one of the largest…