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…

Reptile and Amphibian Awareness Day 2018

Reptile and Amphibian Awareness Day 2018 This Sunday, 21st of October is Reptile and Amphibian Awareness Day and we invite you to the Tropical House at Fota Wildlife Park to learn more about the reptile species there, some of whom are endangered such as the Elongated Tortoise, Jamaican Boas and Phantasmal Poison Dart Frog during a special talk given by Ranger Julien Fonteneau at 1.30pm. This talk is included in admission to Fota Wildlife Park The Tropical House includes the…

Halloween Activity Camps – Now Open for booking!

Halloween Activity Camps – Now Open for booking! Mid-term 2018 sees the return of the hugely popular activity camps from Wed 31st October to Friday 2nd November from 10 am to 3 pm daily. The Halloween camps are suitable for children aged between five to 12 years old – the fully supervised activity days cost €28 per single day or €75 for the three days per child. The activity camps are varied and challenging, with fun as the main element! The Fota Wildlife Park Education team focus on…

New Baby Agile Gibbon Born at Fota Wildlife Park

New Baby Agile Gibbon Born at Fota Wildlife Park The Wildlife Park is calling on the public to suggest a name for the new baby Agile gibbon to be in with a chance to win a Conservation Membership Today Fota Wildlife Park announced the arrival of a new baby Agile gibbon (Hylobates agilis) who was born on the 27th of August to mother Chloe who is aged 18 and dad Conor, 28 years of age.  As yet the Rangers do not know the gender of the new arrival as mother Chloe is keeping the baby very…

New Educational All-weather Viewing Pod Opens at Fota Wildlife Park

New Educational All-weather Viewing Pod Opens at Fota Wildlife Park State-of-the-art weatherproof viewing area overlooking the Giraffe Paddock now open to the public Today the President of the Zoological Society of Ireland and Board Member of Fota Wildlife Park, Michael Daly, along with the Chairman of Fota Wildlife Park, Neil O’Carroll and Director of Fota Wildlife Park, Sean McKeown, officially cut the ribbon, opening a new indoor educational pod looking out over the African Savannah paddock at the iconic…

Step into September at Fota Wildlife Park

Step into September at Fota Wildlife Park This Saturday the 15th of September is International Red Panda Day 2018 and Fota Wildlife Park are asking you to come and say goodbye to our twin male Red pandas, Koda and Lionel who will be leaving for Longleat Safari Park in the UK this month. The twin males have been named in honour of the Irish rock band – Kodaline, who filmed their music video’s ‘Ready to Change’ at Fota last year and the location fees were donated to the Red Panda…

Wild Flowers Growing Here - Pollinators in the Park

Wild Flowers Growing Here - Pollinators in the Park In 2015 Ireland joined a small number of countries in Europe who have developed a strategy to address pollinator decline and protect pollination services. Sixty-eight governmental and non-governmental organisations agreed a shared plan that identifies 81 actions to make Ireland pollinator friendly between now and 2020. Implementation of the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015-2020 is coordinated by the National Biodiversity Data Centre and…