New Talks Timetable for the Summer

Come meet our team of zoologists and hear about these amazing animals at the times below. 10:45 Giraffe 11:30 Cheetah 12:00 Siamang Gibbon 12:30 Eagle and Seal 13:00 Penguin 14:30 Lion tailed macaques 15:00 Siamang Gibbon 15:25 Eagle and Seal 15:50 Cheetah Run 16:45 Giraffe Crossing    

EAZA Ape Campaign

The purpose of such a network facilitator is harbour co-operation within the European wildlife conservation community, and to promote education, research and progressive conservation. Since the turn of the millennium EAZA has been involved in annual conservation campaigns that have addressed issues such as the bush-meat trade, population losses in iconic animals such as the big cats with the last campaign focussing on carnivore loss Europe…

President of Ireland, Mary McAleese to Officially Open New Entrance Complex at Fota Wildlife Park

President of Ireland, Mary McAleese will officially open the new €4m entrance complex at Fota Wildlife Park in East Cork on Monday April 11th at 3.15pm. The new entrance complex at Fota Wildlife Park is the single largest change to the Park since it opened in 1983 and has cost in excess of €4million to complete. The new development includes a dedicated education complex, a new animal area that includes Meerkats & Mangabey Monkey's, a…

Fota Wildlife Park is to embark on a Prehistoric Project that is set to amaze the world

Fota Wildlife Park is set to become the first location in the world to host prehistoric animals in a ground breaking scientific project spanning 27 acres that is set to put Cork on the map worldwide. The park is about to commence work on a new area called Prehistoric Park which will host species from the Dinosaur Age thanks to ground breaking scientific research. The ambitious plans are set to capture the attention of the world as the park…

Fota Wildlife Park Introduce a Little Baby and Large Male to their Giraffe Family

The wardens in Fota Wildlife Park in Cork are introducing not one but two new giraffe to the park this week, with the arrival of the an 18ft Czech called Walder via Cumbria and the birth of a yet to be named calf. Walder who is now the tallest Giraffe at the park is ten years old, he arrived a month ago from South Lakes Wild Animal Park in Cumbria and has been gradually introduced to the rest of his new family including the new baby. Speaking…

Fota Wildlife Park to Host Launch For New East Cork & West Waterford Family Fun Website

Fota Wildlife Park are hosting a special Family Fun event this coming Sunday in association with South & East Cork Tourism to promote a new website www.familyfunholidays.ie, which is promoting East Cork and West Waterford as a family fun destination. The new website which is funded by Failte Ireland aims to bring more families to towns such as Cobh, Midleton, Youghal, Lismore and Ardmore in 2011 through special offers, news, events…

Fota Wildlife Park welcome The Meerkats

Fota Wildlife Park is pleased to announce the arrival of a troop of meerkats to the Park. Many people will recognise these cute little creatures from the movie The Lion King, the TV show Meerkat Manor and also all those meerkat adverts. The park have six meerkats, including a mother and her three pups from Belfast Zoo. Tippy the mother is six years old and her three female pups, Blondie, Daisy and Bertha, are only one year old. Just like…

Park has Record Year in 2010 and Welcomes The Meerkats

The animals at Fota Wildlife Park including the parks new residents the Meerkats are defintely feeling loved coming up to Valentines day with the news that the park had its record number of visitors in 2010, with 377,000 people visiting Cork's number one tourist attraction. Fota Wildlife Park had an 8% increase in visitors last year giving them a record figure of 377,000 people attending the park surpassing the previous record which was…

Win a Romantic Stay by The River Lee this Valentines Weekend

Fota Wildlife Park are teaming up with the 4 star River Lee Hotel in Cork this coming Valentines Weekend to give away three fantastic prizes. All you need to do to win is visit the park for "Romance in the Park" between the 12th and 14th of February and enter our love trail competition. This is the third year of Romance in the Park which is prooving to be the most popular Valentines event in Cork attracting 4,000 people over two days in…

Happy 21st Birthday to Nollaig the Giraffe

Fota Wildlife Park staff were not only celebrating Christmas this week, they were also celebrating the 21st birthday of Nollaig the Giraffe. Nollaig like all the giraffes born at Fota Wildlife Park was given an Irish name as she arrived during the festive season back in 1989, thus the wardens called her after Christmas. Head Warden at the Park Willie Duffy has a special fondness for Nollaig "I remember when she was born so I have seen her…