Snake talk Patricks Day in the Tropical House

Snake talk Patricks Day in the Tropical House If you are looking for a wild day out that’s away from the crowds and the noise of the parades then check out Fota Wildlife Park this St. Patricks Day! We will have a special talk on snakes in our Tropical House with one of the wildlife park’s rangers, Julien Fonteneau at 1 pm on Saturday, the 17th March. Julien will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and explain more about our snake species, the Jamaican Boa and Dumeril’s…

Fota Wildlife Park Poetry Trail Competition

Fota Wildlife Park Poetry Trail Competition Budding young poets, how would you like to see your poem in print, or win a trip to Fota Wildlife Park for your school or your family? Building on last year's success, Fota Wildlife Park has teamed up again with Poetry Ireland to offer children aged 5-12 a chance to win a trip to Fota Wildlife Park for their entire class on Poetry Day Ireland, Thursday 26 April 2018. Winning poems will also appear on a special poetry trail map, which visitors…

Fota Wildlife Park to reopen tomorrow 5 March

Fota Wildlife Park will reopen to the public tomorrow Monday 5th March. Thanks to our expert animal staff who looked after all our animals during the recent snowy weather conditions. (Image credit Willie Duffy)  

Fota joined Global Wildlife Conservation in funding the Saola Conservation Breeding Centre

Fota joined Global Wildlife Conservation in funding the Saola Conservation Breeding Centre Fota Wildlife Park Answered Call from the Saola Working Group to Help Save Asian “Unicorn” by donating a total of €20,000 since 2013 Fota Wildlife Park joined Global Wildlife Conservation and other Zoos and Wildlife Parks Worldwide in funding the critical Saola Conservation Breeding Centre Fota Wildlife Park last year donated €10,000 to the Saola Working Group as part of a worldwide coordinated call to fund the setting up of a…

Fota Wildlife Park Saddened by the Loss of Dr. Martin O’Grady

It was with great sadness that we have learnt of the passing of one of our Board members, Dr. Martin O'Grady. Martin proved to be a highly inspirational and innovative contributor to this role. He will be sadly missed by the management and board of Fota Wildlife Park and we extend our deepest sympathy to his family.

EASTER CAMPS NOW OPEN FOR BOOKING!

EASTER CAMPS NOW OPEN FOR BOOKING! Fota Wildlife Park's Annual Easter Camp returns on Wednesday 4th, Thursday 5th and Friday 6th April. The camps run from 10 am - 3 pm daily with different activities daily ranging from Easter arts and crafts, exclusive guided tours and exploring the springtime woodlands. The camps are priced at €75 per child for the 3 days or €28 per child for a single day, however, places are limited and demand is high so be sure to book your place now by…

Conservation tips and information on Hedgehogs

Conservation tips and information on Hedgehogs At this time of the year one of Ireland’s most distinctive mammals, the hedgehog will awaken from its winter slumber. The hedgehog was named because of its peculiar foraging methods while rummaging in the undergrowth, it emits pig-like grunts—thus, the name hedgehog! The hedgehog's main line of defence is the possession of spikes which cover all of the upper body with the exception the face, chest, belly, throat and legs which are covered…

Squirrel Appreciation Day -Sunday 21st January 2018

Squirrel Appreciation Day -Sunday 21st January 2018 Fota Wildlife Park is home to many native species as well as the more exotic animal species–one of which is the Red squirrel which is abundant in the Wildlife Park and is also easily spotted at this time of year. The Red squirrel is dependent on woodland as a habitat -so Fota is a perfect setting for this native animal. This species has been present in Ireland since the ice ages and they are widespread throughout the island, however, there…

Seasonal Opening Hours

To all our members and visitors  - Season's Greetings! Please note that we although we are open all year round, we do close for three days over the Christmas period - Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and St. Stephen's Day, and we will be open again on the 27th December at 10 am. We look forward to welcoming you then! Photo credit: Phil Greaves

Fota Wildlife Park is calling on your help to record hibernating ladybirds

Fota Wildlife Park is calling on your help to record hibernating ladybirds Fota Wildlife Park in partnership with University College Cork, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences are managing a citizen science research project on 'The status, threats, protection and conservation of ladybirds in Ireland'. The project is funded by Fota Wildlife Park and the Irish Research Council. It is a citizen science project which means that the public is needed to get involved by sending their ladybird photographs…