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Following the most recent Government announcement Fota Wildlife Park is set to re-open on the 26th April.

On-line booking pages will re-open on the 19th April.

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Response from Fota to the Government Covid-19 Recovery 2021 announcement

Sean McKeown, the director of Fota Wildlife Park made the following comments in response to the confirmation from the Government that Fota Wildlife Park can reopen on the 26th April 2021; “We are absolutely delighted to hear that zoos and heritage parks and of course Fota Wildlife Park can reopen from the 26th April. However, we are disappointed that we were not able to open at an earlier date given that we are a 100-acre outdoor attraction…

Fota Wildlife Park humbled by public response to recent news coverage

Fota Wildlife Park humbled by public response to recent news coverage Fota Wildlife Park, which is a conservation charity, has been closed to the public since January 8th and hopes to reopen in the coming weeks. A recent media interview on RTE discussed life in lockdown at Fota Wildlife Park and how closure to the public was affecting the Park. Fota Wildlife Park is very dependant on visitor income and 95% of the operating costs are reliant on gate receipts, annual pass sales and gift shop revenues. Recent…

The Humble Dandelion

The Humble Dandelion The Dandelion is one of the most populated plants in Ireland yet remains very unpopular with many gardeners who view it as a weed.  However, this little plant is a favourite with birds and some moth larvae and is an extremely important food for the early-flying insects in Spring, such as bees and some butterfly species.  The common name ‘dandelion’ originates from the French phrase: dent-de-lion, meaning "lion's tooth”. A…

Fota Wildlife donates to Sumatran Tiger Conservation

Fota Wildlife donates to Sumatran Tiger Conservation Fota Wildlife Park is thrilled to announced that to date, the Park has raised €47,500 for wild tiger conservation, donated to the WildCats Conservation Alliance, (formally 21st Century Tiger). The monies donated by Fota Wildlife Park are used to fund projects in Kerinci Seblat National Park, in the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The Kerinci Seblat National Park is one of the most important sites for tiger conservation on Sumatra, which is home…

Fota Wildlife Park Covid-19 Update

Fota Wildlife Park Covid-19 Update Following the most recent Government announcement and as part of national measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19, Fota Wildlife Park has taken the decision to temporarily close its gates to the public from close of business tomorrow, Friday 8th January 2021, for the foreseeable future. Please be assured that our dedicated animal care team and essential staff will continue to provide the same level of care, husbandry and attention that all…

Fota Wildlife Park Update Following New Governmental Advice

Fota Wildlife Park Update Following New Governmental Advice 31st December 2020 - Update from Fota Wildlife Park in response to a nationwide move to Level 5 In an ongoing effort to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19 Fota Wildlife Park is remaining open and requesting all visitors to strictly follow the guidelines regarding travel limits and to follow Fota Wildlife Park’s current opening procedures below. • All visitors must practice the public health recommended self-care and social…

Plan your visit - seasonal opening and booking information

Are you looking for a family day out in Cork or things to do in Cork with children this midterm?  We know that this Christmas things are a little bit different, but here at Fota Wildlife Park we have updated our admission protocols with addtional safety measures - such as  hand sanitising stations placed throughout the 100 acre Park. Since reopening the county Cork visitor attraction after a shutdown due to the pandemic, Fota…

Media statement - OPW funding announcement for capital projects at Fota Wildlife Park and Dublin Zoo

Media Statement Fota Wildlife Park welcomes the announcement from Minister of State for the Office of Public Works, Patrick O’Donovan TD, of €3 million in Government funding for Fota Wildlife Park and Dublin Zoo. The allocation of €1 million to Fota Wildlife Park will allow the re-commencement of some essential capital projects. (Government Press release here.) Commenting on the announcement, Sean McKeown, Director of Fota Wildlife…

Fota Wildlife Park announces birth of baby female European Bison

Fota Wildlife Park announces birth of baby female European Bison Fota Wildlife Park today announced the birth of a baby European bison (Bison bonasus) who was born on the 25th October. The five-and-a-half-week-old female baby bison was born to mother Blue and father Hyssop. Hyssop is the dominant bull of the herd and came to Fota from Port Lympne Reserve (UK) six years ago as part of the coordinated European Endangered Species breeding Programme (EEP). Classified as Vulnerable by the International Union for…

Fota Wildlife Park Update For Nationwide Move to Level 3

30th November 2020 - Update from Fota Wildlife Park in relation to December at the Park following updated governmental restrictions. In an ongoing effort to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19 Fota Wildlife Park is running a reduced capacity and is requesting all visitors to strictly follow the guidelines regarding travel limits and to follow Fota Wildlife Park’s current opening procedures below. • Pre-booked online tickets with…