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Following the most recent Government announcement and as part of national measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19, Fota Wildlife Park has taken the decision to temporarily close its gates to the public from close of business on Friday 8th January 2021 for the foreseeable future

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Fota Wildlife Park Covid-19 Update

Fota Wildlife Park Covid-19 Update Following the most recent Government announcement and as part of national measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19, Fota Wildlife Park has taken the decision to temporarily close its gates to the public from close of business tomorrow, Friday 8th January 2021, for the foreseeable future. Please be assured that our dedicated animal care team and essential staff will continue to provide the same level of care, husbandry and attention that all…

Fota Wildlife Park Update Following New Governmental Advice

Fota Wildlife Park Update Following New Governmental Advice 31st December 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 remaining open and requesting all visitors to strictly follow the guidelines regarding travel limits and to follow Fota Wildlife Park’s current opening procedures below. • All visitors must practice the public health recommended self-care and social…

Plan your visit - seasonal opening and booking information

Are you looking for a family day out in Cork or things to do in Cork with children this midterm?  We know that this Christmas things are a little bit different, but here at Fota Wildlife Park we have updated our admission protocols with addtional safety measures - such as  hand sanitising stations placed throughout the 100 acre Park. Since reopening the county Cork visitor attraction after a shutdown due to the pandemic, Fota…

Media statement - OPW funding announcement for capital projects at Fota Wildlife Park and Dublin Zoo

Media Statement Fota Wildlife Park welcomes the announcement from Minister of State for the Office of Public Works, Patrick O’Donovan TD, of €3 million in Government funding for Fota Wildlife Park and Dublin Zoo. The allocation of €1 million to Fota Wildlife Park will allow the re-commencement of some essential capital projects. (Government Press release here.) Commenting on the announcement, Sean McKeown, Director of Fota Wildlife…

Fota Wildlife Park announces birth of baby female European Bison

Fota Wildlife Park announces birth of baby female European Bison Fota Wildlife Park today announced the birth of a baby European bison (Bison bonasus) who was born on the 25th October. The five-and-a-half-week-old female baby bison was born to mother Blue and father Hyssop. Hyssop is the dominant bull of the herd and came to Fota from Port Lympne Reserve (UK) six years ago as part of the coordinated European Endangered Species breeding Programme (EEP). Classified as Vulnerable by the International Union for…

Fota Wildlife Park Update For Nationwide Move to Level 3

30th November 2020 - Update from Fota Wildlife Park in relation to December at the Park following updated governmental restrictions. In an ongoing effort to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19 Fota Wildlife Park is running a reduced capacity and is requesting all visitors to strictly follow the guidelines regarding travel limits and to follow Fota Wildlife Park’s current opening procedures below. • Pre-booked online tickets with…

Thank you from Fota Wildlife Park

Thank you from Fota Wildlife Park Last Wednesday 18th Nov, the 'Save Dublin Zoo' campaign was launched which highlighted the issues facing not only Dublin Zoo but all of the Zoological facilities in Ireland. Since then we had an influx of calls and messages of concern and offers of donations and support from the public, including from our visitors, members, locals and those living further afield. We’d like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all who…

Ranger Grace Answers Your Lemur Questions

Ranger Grace Answers Your Lemur Questions World Lemur Day is the last Friday of October every year to celebrate lemurs and spread world-wide awareness on the species and their conservation. All lemur species are found in Madagascar. The Island of Madagascar has lost 90% of its forest cover in the last 200 years. This has resulted in 80% of its animal and plant life being in danger of extinction.  Fota Wildlife Park, is home to three different species of lemur, Red-bellied…

Fota Wildlife Park - later opening at 10am on Sat 31 October due to the effects of Storm Aiden

Fota Wildlife Park - later opening at 10am on Sat 31 October due to the effects of Storm Aiden Please note we will not be open until 10am on Saturday 31st October due to the weather warning in place as a result of the effects of Storm Aiden. We have been in direct contact with all bookings for the 9.30 am slot and we apologise for the inconvenience caused.  The decision to open later on Saturday 31st October is for the safety of the visitors and staff of Fota Wildlife Park. We thank you for your patience and…

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 -