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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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International Sloth Day at Fota Wildlife Park

International Sloth Day at Fota Wildlife Park Today is International Sloth Day and we're thrilled to share this update from our ranger Julien about Matheo, our Linne's Two-toed Sloth in the park. We know some visitors have been missing him while the Tropical House has been closed, so Julien has answered some questions we get asked about the sloth. Watch below -     

Update from Fota Wildlife Park in Response to a Nationwide Move to Level 5

20th October 2020 - Update from Fota Wildlife Park in response to a nationwide move to Level 5 In an ongoing effort to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19 Fota Wildlife Park is requesting all visitors to strictly follow the guidelines regarding travel limits (within 5K only) and to follow Fota Wildlife Park’s current opening procedures below. • Pre-booked online tickets only with allocated timeslots to control capacity (only…

Fota Wildlife Park Closed - Tuesday October 20th

Fota Wildlife Park Closed - Tuesday October 20th Please note we will be closed today, Tuesday, October 20th, due to high tides and some spot flooding within the wildlife park. We have been contacting directly all bookings for today, 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. All the animals in the park are doing well and are being looked after by our animal care team. The decision to…

Donation to Fota Wildlife Park’s Native Species Projects from Eagle Athletic Club

Donation to Fota Wildlife Park’s Native Species Projects from Eagle Athletic Club Many fans of Fota Wildlife Park will be familiar with the Eagle AC 5K ‘Cheetah Run’ race which has taken place in the park yearly since 2009 and has in recent years expanded to include a separate 1-mile fun run for younger runners. Usually an annual highlight event at the wildlife park, this year due to Covid-19, like so many events around the country, the races were unable to go ahead. As well as being a fun and uniquely set run, it is…

Update from Fota Wildlife Park in response to a nationwide move to Level 3

6th October 2020 - Update from Fota Wildlife Park in response to a nationwide move to Level 3 In an ongoing effort to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19 Fota Wildlife Park is requesting all visitors to strictly follow the guidelines regarding movement within the county (of Cork only) and to follow Fota Wildlife Park’s current opening procedures below. • Pre-booked online tickets only with allocated timeslots to control capacity…

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…