New Madagascan Village is opened by Minister of State for Tourism, Brendan Griffin TD

New Madagascan Village is opened by Minister of State for Tourism, Brendan Griffin TD New Madagascan Village in which Fota Wildlife Park invested €750,000 is opened by Minister of State for Tourism, Brendan Griffin TD Fota opens the latest development in a series of weatherproof educational areas to enhance the visitor experience in shoulder periods Minister of State for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD, today officially opened a new visitor development, The Madagascan Village, at one of the biggest…

Fota Wildlife Closing Early Today - December 8th

Fota Wildlife Closing Early Today - December 8th Unfortunately, due to predicted weather, we have decided to close Fota Wildlife Park early on Sunday, December 8th, 2019.  The park will be closed at 4pm. We will continue to monitor the weather throughout the day and any updates will be made here and announced on our social channels.  We apologise for any inconvience caused and we make the decision in the interest of the safety of the animals, our staff and visitors. 

Fota Wildlife Advent Animals Calendar of Events - December 2019

Fota Wildlife Advent Animals Calendar of Events - December 2019 We are running our annual ‘Advent Animals’ events every Sunday in December at Fota Wildlife Park. You can enjoy a special feeding time and informative talks from our rangers with a different featured animal each week. Starting Sunday, December 1st at 13.00 in the Tropical House there will be a special talk from our rangers on how the care for the tropical fish and other species in the specially heated and temperature-controlled…

The Golden Mantella

The Golden Mantella The Golden Mantella is a small poisonous frog which is bright yellow, orange or red. Native to Madagascar, these Critically Endangered frogs don’t croak! Instead, males attract females by a series of clicking noises. This bright yellow frog is known for attempting to eat anything that can fit in their mouth, even if the taste is repulsive.     One of the BIAZA top ten reptiles and amphibians most reliant on zoos, the Golden…

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…