Eagle Athletic Club presents a cheque for over €5500 to Fota Wildlife Park

Eagle Athletic Club presents a cheque for over €5500 to Fota Wildlife Park Following on from the successful Cheetah Run in May, Eagle Athletic Club  has handed over a cheque for €5,500 to the non-for-profit  Fota Wildlife Park , raised from the proceeds of the race. Fota Wildlife Park is a charitable status organisation which is is completely self-financing, relying entirely on gate receipts and membership fees for its income. Every year the funds raised of the Cheetah Run are used to support it’s core…

Guinea Fowl Chicks Move in with Elongated Tortoise

Guinea Fowl Chicks Move in with Elongated Tortoise Have you spotted some new and unusual residents in the Tropical House this October? There are currently nine Guinea Fowl chicks who have moved in with the Elongated Tortoises at the wildlife park.  The rangers had kept track of when the chicks were due. Keeping an ear out for an activity, Ranger Jess heard the hatchlings and took them to the back of the Tropical House, where the rangers had already prepared a new home for them. Not all…

Fota announces the birth of a male Rothschild’s giraffe calf and wants your help to name him.

Fota announces the birth of a male Rothschild’s giraffe calf and wants your help to name him. Today Fota Wildlife Park announced the birth of a male Rothschild’s giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi), born on 14th September to mother Sapphire and first-time father Ferdie and Fota are asking the public to help name the calf through the form below. Mother, Sapphire, who came to Fota from Edinburgh Zoo in 2004, has given birth to six surviving calves and is 17 years of age. Ten year old Ferdie who is the father, arrived to Fota…

Halloween at Fota Wildlife Park 2019

Halloween at Fota Wildlife Park 2019 Fota Wildlife Park’s education team will be hosting a variety of Halloween events over the mid-term break (Mon 28th Oct – Sun 3 Nov) with themed animal talks, seasonal arts & crafts and additional activities such as our Animals of Halloween exhibition in the park’s marquee.  We've added some spooky fun events that are ideal for all ages with activities running from 12 to 4pm on the specified dates at the Large Marquee, beside…

Tropical House Closed Mon 7th & Tues 8th of October

Tropical House Closed Mon 7th & Tues 8th of October Due to Essential Maintenance Works the Tropical House will remain closed 1Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th of October 2019. We apologise for any inconvience caused.    The Tropical House is home to a variety of amphibian, butterfly, fish and reptile species that are on display amogst 340 tropical plants.   Two of our popular recent additions to the Tropical House and the Pot-bellied Seahorse and Two-toed Sloth.   …

Fota Wildlife Park opens its first photography exhibition at Cork Airport

Fota Wildlife Park opens its first photography exhibition at Cork Airport Fota Wildlife Park opens its first photography exhibition at Cork Airport featuring the winners and runners up from their summer photography competition Finalists chosen to feature in the 2020 Fota Wildlife Park calendar Sean McKeown, Director of Fota Wildlife Park, Kevin Cullinane, Head of Communications, Cork Airport and Darragh Kane, press photographer officially opened an exhibition at the Cork Airport terminal building featuring the…

Fota Photography Competition Winners Announced

Fota Photography Competition Winners Announced The winning photographs have been chosen for the 2020 pictorial Fota Wildlife Park calendar and the images will be exhibited in the main (Landside) terminal in Cork Airport for the month of October 2019. Over 6 Categories the following winners were selected -  CATEGORIES: • Best photograph by camera club photographer Winner – Henry O’Brien  Runner Up – Heather Rice • Best photograph by professional photographer…

New Male Sumatran Tiger Cub Named

New Male Sumatran Tiger Cub Named The 'D' name chosen by our rangers is Dash! Suggested several times, the winning entry was submitted by Nick Sharp, who has won a Conservation Annual Pass to Fota Wildlife Park. Nick's daughters Dorothy and Heidi came up with the name. Sumatran tigers first arrived at Fota Wildlife Park in 2014 as part of the European Endangered Species programme (EEP). Mother Dourga originally came from Le Parc des Félins in France and father Denar from…

Fota Wildlife Park presents cheque for over €11,500 to National Children’s Charity - BUMBLEance

Fota Wildlife Park presents cheque for over €11,500 to National Children’s Charity - BUMBLEance Fota Wildlife Park presents cheque for over €11,500 to National Children’s Charity - BUMBLEance Today Fota Wildlife Park director, Sean McKeown presented a cheque for €11,630 to David McCarthy, COO of BUMBLEance - the children’s ambulance charity. The monies were raised when the iconic County Cork visitor attraction re-opened its gates on the evening of the 7th July for the third annual Twilight Walk for BUMBLEance. Fota Wildlife Park…

Fota Wildlife Park accredited by AsIAm as an example of best practise in accessibility

Fota Wildlife Park accredited by AsIAm as an example of best practise in accessibility Fota Wildlife Park recognised for commitment to autism inclusion The attraction has been accredited by National Autism Charity as an example of best practise in accessibility Fota Wildlife Park, one of the country’s leading visitor attractions, today received Autism-Friendly Accreditation from AsIAm, Ireland’s National Autism Charity. The award comes following a period of training and the development of tools and supports to assist…