Halloween and Mid Term Events

Halloween and Mid Term Events Looking for something different this Halloween? Fota Wildlife Park is running a camp for 5-12-year-olds from Wednesday, November 1st to Friday, 3rd November inclusive! Each of the three days offers participants a variety of fun nature based activities delivered by experienced professional facilitators in a unique environment! From exploring woodlands to learning about Fota’s animal family – every day will be an adventure! Prepare to be…

Caring for ladybirds in the autumn

Caring for ladybirds in the autumn September is the time of year in the garden when preparations are made for winter. Ladybirds are important to gardeners and during the year, they help by predating on plant pests such as aphids. Ladybirds hibernate in gardens and therefore it is important that they have help to survive the winter. There are a number of ways that we can help them, firstly by limiting the use of chemicals. Ladybirds are not alone in that they prefer chemical…

Suggest a Name for One of Our New Lion Cubs!

Suggest a Name for One of Our New Lion Cubs! Fota Wildlife Park announced last week that one of their Asian lionesses has given birth to her first litter of cubs in what is also a first for Fota Wildlife Park. There are three lion cubs, who were born on the 13th August to first time parents, mother Gira and father Shanto after a gestation of about 112 days. The cubs are made up of one male and two females.  The pride of Asian lions at Fota Wildlife Park features the five-year-old…

First ever litter of Asian Lion cubs born at Fota Wildlife Park

First ever litter of Asian Lion cubs born at Fota Wildlife Park Fota Wildlife Park today announced that one of their Asian lionesses has given birth to her first litter of cubs in what is also a first for Fota Wildlife Park. The three as yet unsexed Asian lion cubs, were born on the 13th August to first time parents, mother Gira and father Shanto after a gestation of about 112 days.  Asian lions are considered endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as there are only 500…

Autumn Schedule of events at Fota Wildlife Park

Autumn Schedule of events at Fota Wildlife Park As the summer season has almost ended, we are looking forward to an exciting Autumn at Fota Wildlife Park. The Entertainment Marquee (which runs free arts and crafts and free face painting for our younger visitors) and the Wildlife Talks Team schedule will be updated as follows: Daily talks and activities will end on Wednesday 30th August but will return each weekend until the 5th of November.  Additional activities are scheduled to take…

Fota Wildlife Park presents a cheque of over €11,000 to children’s charity BUMBLEance

Fota Wildlife Park presents a cheque of over €11,000 to children’s charity BUMBLEance 100% of the proceeds of the Twilight Walk at Fota on the 27th July are donated to the charity Today Fota Wildlife Park director, Sean McKeown presented a cheque for €11,422.30 to the Chair of BUMBLEance’s Cork Committee, Scott MacKeown. The proceeds were raised from the Twilight Walk held the 27th July through the iconic Wildlife Park to help raise money in support of BUMBLEance the Children’s National Ambulance Service. Speaking at…

Agri Aware’s blooming great garden comes to Fota

Agri Aware’s blooming great garden comes to Fota Fota Wildlife Park is permanent location for Agri Aware's Award Winning Bloom 2017 Garden Kerry footballing legend and primary school teacher, Tomás Ó Sé, today launched the Agri Aware ‘My land, your land – Ireland’ concept garden at Fota Wildlife Park. The garden, which was relocated from Agri Aware’s Bloom 2017 plot, will become a permanent feature at the iconic visitor attraction and will be open to schools as an educational…

In response to enquiries about our Carers Admission Policy

Carers Admission Policy In recent days, we have been alerted to issues that some customers have experienced regarding our Carers’ Admission Policy and as a result we have taken positive steps to review and understand better what has taken place. Based on the recent customer feedback, we have taken steps to simplify our special needs admissions policy. We have now introduced a discount of 50% on the entry ticket for a child or adult with…

Lion Day 2017

Lion Day 2017 Celebrate these gorgeous animals with us and learn about them from the rangers who look after our lions on Thursday August 10th for World Lion Day. We will have special feedings throughout the day at our Asiatic Lion Enclosure, with a talk from one of the Fota Wildlife Park rangers who take care of the lions, they will be able to tell you about Asiatic Lions and answer your questions about Shanto, Gita and Gira. These feedings and talks…

August Bank Holidays events - Native Species Weekend and Big Bug Bonanza Day

  Native Species Weekend 5th & 6th Aug & Big Bug Bonanza Day 7th Aug Meet a selection of Ireland’s terrestrial and aquatic inhabitants at Fota Wildlife Park this coming August Bank Holiday. Your visit will include the free, interactive, informational and fun Native Species Weekend on the 5th and 6th of August, followed by the Big Bug Bonanza Day on the 7th August all included with your admission. The events will run in…