New Fota Photography Competition Opens 1 June

New Fota Photography Competition Opens 1 June Fota Wildlife Park in Association With Cork Airport Photography Competition Categories and Rules 2019 - Opening date 1 June 2019 closing date 31 Aug 2019 - Winners announced September 2019 12 photographs will be chosen for the 2020 pictorial Fota Wildlife Park calendar and the 12 images will be exhibited in the main (Landside) terminal in Cork Airport during the month of October 2019. CATEGORIES: • Best photograph by camera club…

Fota Wildlife Park announces new partnership with Every Can Counts

Fota Wildlife Park announces new partnership with Every Can Counts Fota Wildlife Park installs aluminium drink can recycling bins in a new partnership with Every Can Counts Tuesday 21th May - Fota Wildlife Park today announced that it has partnered with Every Can Counts to help promote the recycling of aluminium drink cans. Every Can Counts has donated several recycling bins to Fota Wildlife Park, who has begun phasing out the sale of fizzy drinks in plastic bottles in favour or recyclable aluminium canned…

Fota WIldlife Park Summer Camps 2019

Fota WIldlife Park Summer Camps 2019 Each week-long camp offers safari trails, “animal” sports and movement and arts and crafts. The camps run from the 15th – 19th July and the 22nd -26th July only and limited places are still available. Aside from being exciting, great fun and getting out into the great outdoors, Fota Wildlife Park Summer Camps have been developed with the aim of engendering a respect for the natural world. Each day of the camp has a different…

Childrens Storytelling Workshop with Candlelit Tales

Childrens Storytelling Workshop with Candlelit Tales Candlelit Tales presents Fionn and the Fianna -  a lively, fun, interactive storytelling and music show, designed for children. (Included with your entry/admission) Sunday 2nd June Outdoors on Cypress Lawn (weather permitting, otherwise the Main Marquee by Oasis) Dublin based storytelling group Candlelit Tales brings life to classic Irish myths to make them accessible and entertaining for all ages.  Let Candlelit Tales take…

Fota Wildlife Park welcomes the world’s slowest land mammal – the Sloth

Fota Wildlife Park welcomes the world’s slowest land mammal – the Sloth Fota Wildlife Park, home to the world’s fastest land animal, tallest land mammal and largest flightless bird is now home the world’s slowest land mammal - the sloth. Named Matheo, the two-year-old male juvenile Linné’s Two-toed sloth (Choloepus didactylus) was transferred from Wilhelma Zoo, Stuttgart, where he was born. Lead Ranger, Kelly Lambe said about the new arrival “We are thrilled to welcome Matheo to the collection of animals…

Fota Wildlife Closing Early Today - April 26th 2019

Fota Wildlife Closing Early Today - April 26th 2019 Due to expected extreme weather, for the safety of our animals, staff and visitors, we will be closing early today. Last entry is at 2pm and the wildlife park will be closed at 4pm. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and urge all our visitors to stay safe. We expected to be open as normal tomorrow.

Ultra-athlete Aidan Hogan launches the annual Cheetah Run at Fota Wildlife Park

Ultra-athlete Aidan Hogan launches the annual Cheetah Run at Fota Wildlife Park Today ultra-athlete Aidan Hogan was at Fota Wildlife Park to launch the annual 5k Cheetah Run for adults and the 1-mile juvenile race which will take place on the Thursday 16th May. The Cheetah Run, organised by Eagle Athletic Club, is sponsored by Laya Healthcare, John Buckley Sports and Brooks Running and the registration is open for entry at www.eagleac.net. Fota Wildlife Park hosts the event in conjunction with Eagle Athletic and uses the…

Fota Announces the birth of endangered Asian lion cubs

Fota Announces the birth of endangered Asian lion cubs Today Fota Wildlife Park announced to the public the birth of four Asian lion cubs (Panthera leo persica) who were born on the 20th February to second time parents, mother Gira and father Shanto. The eight-week-old cubs were born along with a fifth cub who was stillborn. The new cubs join their parent’s first litter who are now one and a half years old – Amira, Arya and Loki and aunt Gita in their specially designed habitat in Fota Wildlife…

Fota announces the arrival of a new species to Ireland - the Drill

Fota announces the arrival of a new species to Ireland - the Drill Fota announces the arrival of a new species to Ireland - one of Africa’s most endangered mammals - the Drill Fota Wildlife Park today announced the arrival of a pair of Drill monkeys (Mandrillus leucophaeus) as part of an international co-operative breeding programme, who came from Stuttgart Zoo, Germany in February. Drill monkeys are closely related to the Mandrills and Baboons and they are not commonly found in zoological…

Playground at Oasis Cafe under renovation until Easter

Playground at Oasis Cafe under renovation until Easter Please note that the playground at the Oasis Cafe is under refurbishment as an updated playground will be installed by Easter 2019.   To feature: Frigate ship multiplay unit Double tower multiplay unit Zebra Seesaw Gorilla Springer Kangaroo springer Snake springer