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Please note that we are requiring all our visitors to pre-book a time and date in advance of their visit as part of our re-opening protocols and procedures. Times/dates are available to book a week in advance.

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Announcing two new critically endangered Black and White Ruffed lemur babies

Announcing two new critically endangered Black and White Ruffed lemur babies Today Fota Wildlife Park announced the birth of two Black and white ruffed lemur babies (Varecia variegatea) to mother Cloud who is eighteen years old and eight-year-old Fota-born dad Paraic. The baby lemurs were born on the 6th June after a gestation period of 102 days. The new arrivals also share their island habitat on the main lake at Fota with their older twin brothers Nimbus and Cumulus who were born on May 5th last year. The species is…

Only Male Asiatic Lion born at Fota Wildlife Park moves to Poland

Only Male Asiatic Lion born at Fota Wildlife Park moves to Poland The only male Asiatic Lion born in Fota Wildlife Park this week moved to the Łódź Zoo in Poland to continue his contribution to the European Endangered Species Breeding Programme (EEP) for Asian lions. Loki, born on the 13th August 2017, was part of several firsts at Fota Wildlife Park, one of the first litter born to mother Gira and father Shanto, this litter were the first ever lions born at the wildlife park, and Loki was also the first…

Cheetah Cubs born on St. Patrick’s Day at Fota Wildlife Park Named

Cheetah Cubs born on St. Patrick’s Day at Fota Wildlife Park Named Following a public call out to suggest names for the three cubs born on St Patrick’s Day, March 17th in Fota Wildlife Park, all three male cubs have now been named. Rangers looking after the cheetahs at the park chose the three names from nearly 2,000 different entries.   The three winning names are, Gus, suggested by Muireann Mee from Mallow, Freddie suggested by Reiltin Tyan from Galway, and Billy suggested by Layla O’Connor…

Fota announce three Northern cheetah cubs born just before lockdown

Fota announce three Northern cheetah cubs born just before lockdown Despite a recent Covid closure, breeding programmes and conservation work continued at the charity organisation which re-opened to the public last month Update - Submission form now closed - 22/06/20 Fota Wildlife Park, which re-opened its gates on the 20th May after an eight-week closure due to the Covid 19 restrictions, today announced the birth of three Northern cheetah cubs (Acinonyx j. soemmeringii) to mother Gráinne and father Sam.…

Fota Workbooks for Home - Meerkats

Fota Workbooks for Home - Meerkats Fota Wildlife Park has made serveral changes to how the park is running in the first phase of reopening. Find our COVID-19 FAQ here.   Learn all about the Meerkat mob at Fota Wildlife Park in this week's workbook! Get your Meerkat workbook here -   Support Fota Wildlife Park by donating here.   Keep Connected to Fota Wildlife Park from Home. We are posting to our social channels with updates on how the…

Fota Wildlife Park Re-Opens with Strict Measures in Place

Fota Wildlife Park is to re-opened today, 20th May, with enhanced protocols and procedures including pre-booking for visitors. Fota Wildlife Park today opened its gates to the public for the first time since it closed on the 24th March due to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. Fota Wildlife Park, a conservation charity, is initially limiting numbers at any one time in the 100-acre Park to 500 people and has introduced measures such a pre-booking…

RESERVE YOUR TIME SLOT - KNOW BEFORE YOU VISIT

Effective 20th May 2020: As part of our commitment to the continued well-being of our visitors, team members and the animals in our care, and in ongoing efforts to assist our community in preventing the spread of COVID-19, we have implemented enhanced protocols and procedures you will notice during and before your visit. Time slots/prebooking -all visitors must book a time slot in advance, this is to minimise queues at the gates and also…

Fota Workbooks for Home - Colombian Black Spider Monkey

Fota Workbooks for Home - Colombian Black Spider Monkey Fota Wildlife Park is temporarily closed to the public for now the work still goes on and our dedicated animal care team and essential staff are continuing to provide the care our animals receive throughout the year. Find our COVID-19 FAQ here. Learn all about the recently named, Nero and Blinky, Colombian Black Spider Monkeys in this week's workbook! These critically endangered primates are part of are European Breeding programme here at…

Fota Workbooks for Home - Linne’s Two-toed Sloth

Fota Workbooks for Home - Linne’s Two-toed Sloth Fota Wildlife Park is temporarily closed to the public for now the work still goes on and our dedicated animal care team and essential staff are continuing to provide the care our animals receive throughout the year. Find our COVID-19 FAQ here. This week's workbook is all about a 'spirit animal' to some, the Two-toed Sloth!  Lots of Sloth facts and some activies for kids at home to test their sloth knowledge! Get your Two-toed sloth…

Fota Workbooks for Home - Humboldt Penguin

Fota Workbooks for Home - Humboldt Penguin Fota Wildlife Park is temporarily closed to the public for now the work still goes on and our dedicated animal care team and essential staff are continuing to provide the care our animals receive throughout the year. Find our COVID-19 FAQ here. This week's workbook is all about a visitor favourite species here at the park, the Humboldt Penguin!  With facts and puzzles it's sure to have something for adults and kids who are at home and…