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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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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…

Fota Workbooks for Home - Brazilian Tapir

Fota Workbooks for Home - Brazilian Tapir 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. While the park is closed we know some of our younger visitors have been missing their favourite animals so our Education Team have put together some workbooks that you can do at home. As today is…

Suggest a Name Competition for Two Recent Colombian Spider Monkey Arrivals

Suggest a Name Competition for Two Recent Colombian Spider Monkey Arrivals At the end of January we announced the births of two baby Columbian Black Spider Monkeys (Ateles fusciceps rufiventris) to mothers Batty and Norma. The two babies have yet to be named and the Rangers at the park have decided to ask the public who are unable to visit the park at the moment to send in name suggestions. Lead Ranger Teresa said, ‘We’ve had a lot of messages and questions being sent into the park at the moment. We know it’s…

Birds of the Lake at Fota Wildlife Park

Birds of the Lake at Fota Wildlife Park       Mallard Duck One of the most widespread of the species of duck in Ireland, the Mallard duck is often seen on the banks and in the waters of the lake at Fota Wildlife Park. The males, known as drakes, are beautifully coloured with striking green head, yellow bill and a white ring around the neck. The females are patterned brown with a dark stripe across the eye and whitish tail sides. Mallard ducklings can…