Fota Wildlife Parks two Lion-tailed macaque babies have been named!

Fota Wildlife Parks two Lion-tailed macaque babies have been named! The two Lion-tailed macaque babies have been named after asking the public to suggest names for the two new arrivals after Christmas. Say hello to Ajay and Yoda! The babies were born to mothers Kelly and Lizzy and to father Mauzer. Nine-year-old Kelly gave birth on the 26th September and seventeen-year-old Lizzy gave birth on the 13th October after a gestation period of approximately six months - both babies are male and both mothers were…

Oasis Cafe Undergoing Essential Maintenence from Monday 20th January 2020

Oasis Cafe Undergoing Essential Maintenence from Monday 20th January 2020 January /February 2020 Please note there is a limited menu being served due to essential maintenance being carried out at the Oasis Cafe from Monday 20th January. This essential maintenance will result in the main Oasis cafe floor /dining area being closed with service taking place via the adjacent retail unit. Monday to Sunday Teas/coffees/soup/sandwiches/snack options and cold beverages will be served from the retail unit (at the left…

Fota Wildlife Park - Closed January 13th 2020

Fota Wildlife Park Closed Monday 13th January 2020 Due to Severe Weather. Fota Wildlife Park has announced the wildlife park will remain closed on Monday due to the expected bad weather. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and the decision is in the interest of safety to our animals and visitors. 

Two baby Lion-tailed macaques are unveiled to the public at Fota

Two baby Lion-tailed macaques are unveiled to the public at Fota Fota announces the last two births of the decade at the Wildlife Park - two baby Lion-tailed macaques are now unveiled to the public Fota is calling on the public to help name the new baby macaques - enter via the form below and be in with a chance to win a yearlong Conservation Pass Today Fota Wildlife Park announced the birth of two Lion-tailed macaque babies born to mothers Kelly and Lizzy and to father Mauzer. Nine-year-old Kelly…

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…