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…

Valentine’s Day 2019 - 2 for 1 Offer

Valentine’s Day 2019 - 2 for 1 Offer On Valentine’s Day February 14th Fota Wildlife Park is running a special offer for couples - with a 2 for 1 offer on full-price adult tickets into the park, (terms and conditions apply as below*). *2 for 1  - Terms and Conditions- you must be over 18 to avail of the offer. The offer is valid on the 14th of February 2019 during entry hours 10 am – 3 pm only. The offer is not valid for any discounted tickets or group discounts. This…

Looking After Garden Birds During the Cold Spell

While our rangers have been working hard in the wildlife park looking after all the animals, we've also been making sure to check our bird feeders and you can do the same! During the cold weather, our garden birds need high energy food to keep them warm! BirdWatch Ireland have been encouraging people to put out food for the birds that visit their gardens and have put together a super handy to menu to make it easy to know what to feed them,…

Fota Wildlife Park announces the birth of four Northern cheetah cubs

Fota Wildlife Park announces the birth of four Northern cheetah cubs Fota Wildlife Park announces the birth of four Northern cheetah cubs which are considered Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List ** Update -Congratulations to our four winners whose names Cleo, Calvin, Marcus and Darcie each won them a Conservation Annual Pass.** Fota Wildlife Park announced the birth of four Northern cheetah cubs, two males and two females, who were born on the 12th November 2018 to mother Nimpy and father Claude who are both…

Seasonal Opening Hours - 2018

Seasonal Opening Hours - 2018 To all our members and visitors  - Season's Greetings! Please note that we close for three days over the Christmas period - Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and St. Stephen's Day, and we will be open again on the 27th December at 10 am. We look forward to welcoming you then! We will have daily Arts & Crafts with our Children's Activities team over the Christmas break. They will not be in their usual spot in the Activities Tent but will…

Fota Wildlife Park Closed - Wednesday 28th November

Fota Wildlife Park Closed - Wednesday 28th November Fota Wildlife Park will be closed, Wednesday Nov 28th, due to predicted gusts & weather conditions of Storm Diana. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. If you wish to contact us on Wednesday Nov 28th, please message us via our social media pages, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

New male European Bison born at Fota Wildlife Park

New male European Bison born at Fota Wildlife Park Fota Wildlife Park announced the birth of a male European bison calf (Bison bonasus) who was born on Tuesday 23rd of October to mother Nina and father Hyssop. The young calf joins the 15-strong herd including his father Hyssop who joined the herd over four years ago from Port Lympne as part of the European breeding program. Fota Wildlife Park is asking the public to suggest names for the new calf and to ultimately help pick the name for the…

Advent Animals - December 2018

Advent Animals - December 2018 We are running our annual ‘Advent Animals’ events every Sunday,(except Sun 23rd) in December again at Fota Wildlife Park. You can enjoy a special feeding time and informative talks from our rangers with a different featured animal each week. Join us from Sunday 2nd December at 13.00 when Advent Animals kicks off at the Lion-tailed Macaques habitat. Our rangers are preparing animal-friendly Christmas treats for a scatter feed for the…

100% of the proceeds of the Twilight Walk at Fota on the 28th June are donated to BUMBLEance

100% of the proceeds of the Twilight Walk at Fota on the 28th June are donated to BUMBLEance 100% of the proceeds of the Twilight Walk at Fota on the 28th June are donated to the national children’s charity organisation – BUMBLEance Fota Wildlife Park director, Sean McKeown presented a cheque for over €6900, the proceeds from the Twilight Walk to BUMBLEance ‘Queen Bee’ Hannah Morrissey, aged 9, from Midleton, Co Cork.  The funds were raised at the Twilight Walk held on the 28th of June through the iconic Wildlife Park…