Tuesday 16 July only - Leap Card offer for children

Tuesday 16 July only - Leap Card offer for children *** Special Offer on Tuesday 16th July for Under 16 year old Leap Card Holders - see the below conditions*** Tuesday 16th July Station Gate Only Kids Go Free on production of the childs leap card – which will grant the child free entry to Fota Wildlife Park on a self-guided basis along with paying or annual pass holding adult guardian or parent–this offer is not applicable for any private tours (Wild Experience) or any Educational…

Names of the four endangered Asian lion cubs announced after public competition concludes

Names of the four endangered Asian lion cubs announced after public competition concludes Today the search for the names of the four endangered Asian lion cubs (Panthera leo persica) who were born at Fota Wildlife Park in February finally concluded. The Rangers at the Wildlife Park sifted through hundreds of names before finally selecting the names Ri, Riann, Rani and Ravi. The naming competition which was announced in April was won by Ian Twohig and Emma McCarthy both from Cork, Helen Cronin from Macroom, and Pamela Kent-Ryan from…

Summer of Events for All at Fota Wildlife Park

Summer of Events for All at Fota Wildlife Park (PLEASE NOTE - SUMMER EVENTS ARE ALL INCLUDED WITH YOUR ADMISSION PRICE /TICKET ON THE DAY OF EVENT) The stage is set this summer at Fota Wildlife Park for a series of fun and educational events - the summer programme (full dates and times below) will feature the Blue Imagination Playground,  educational weekends, art workshops, music workshops, and Yoga@Fota and all the events are included with your admission or entry ticket; however,…

The Irish Ladybird Research Project calls on the public to help log records

The Irish Ladybird Research Project calls on the public to help log records The Irish Ladybird Research Project calls on the public to help log records on newly launched Android App An Android app has been developed by UCC student Liam Kelly for the citizen science research project on 'The status, threats, protection and conservation of ladybirds in Ireland'.  Fota Wildlife Park in partnership with University College Cork, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences are managing the project which is…

Say hello to two new critically endangered Black and White Ruffed lemur babies at Fota Wildlife Park

Say hello to two new critically endangered Black and White Ruffed lemur babies at Fota Wildlife Park Say hello to two new critically endangered Black and White Ruffed lemur babies at Fota Wildlife Park Today Fota Wildlife Park announced the birth of two Black and White Ruffed lemur babies (Varecia  variegatea) to mother ‘Cloud ‘who is seventeen years old and seven-year-old Fota-born dad ‘Paraic’. The baby lemurs were born on the 27th April after a gestation period of 102 days. The species is native to the tropical forests of…

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…