“THE WILD LIFE” - Your chance to win €10,000 & a trip to Africa

Fota Wildlife Park and Cork's Red Fm presents: "The Wild Life"   Cork's RedFM and Fota Wildlife Park have teamed up this Easter for a competition that is sure to have the people of Cork talking about "The Wild Life". The search is on for 8 contestants from Cork city and county to enter Fota Wildlife Park and live "The Wild Life" for a week. The week will prove to be no holiday for the contestants, as they will under go daily…

RE-DISCOVER CORK

On March the 6th Cork Tourism providers are coming together in Cork City Hall to showcase what is on offer in the rebel county in 2010 and put an end to the myth that there is nothing to do in Cork. RE-DISCOVER CORK is aimed at letting people in Cork know what is available to them on their doorstep. It will be a family fun afternoon from 12pm - 4pm in the millennium hall at Cork City hall with face painting, African drumming, train rides,…

Romance Continues at the Park

Enda O'Flaherty went down on one knee on Saturday and asked his girlfriend Sarah Jane Grehan to be his wife. Enda who had been in contact with the park to set up the romantic proposal (which was a surprise to Sarah as she thought she was just getting her picture in the paper) was delighted with the answer which of course was YES. The couple then enjoyed a bottle of champagne outside the oasis cafe in glorious sunshine. The staff at…

Win a chance to Escape to Your Private Island at the park this weekend

Fota Island Resort have given the park 4 fantastic prizes to give away this valentines weekend at the park as part of our Romance at the Park event. If you would like a couples massage, a couples golf lesson or an overnight stay in a 5* Hotel then come along to the park on Sunday between 12 and 4pm and enter our romance in the park competition. We will have a draw at 2pm & 4pm each day.   ESCAPE TO YOUR PRIVATE ISLAND.…

New €4 million Face Lift for Fota Wildlife Park

The development at Fota Wildlife Park involves the upgrading of both car parks, the building of a new entrance area, a new shop and café, new administration buildings, new customer toilets, a new primate exhibit and also the development of a dedicated education complex. The project which began in December is expected to be completed by the end of October with the car parks refurbished in time for the Easter Holidays at the end of March. Head…

GET FIT AT FOTA

We are looking for people to join fitness coach Peter Horgan on Monday January 18th for the launch of our new "Get Fit at Fota" walking groups. Every Monday and Wednesday morning we will have two new walking groups one at 10am and the other at 11am around the Sli na Slainte Route at the park which is a 1.8km route.Developed by the Irish Heart Foundation and Fota Wildlife Park, the Slí na Sláinte ("Path to Health") is an outgoing way to make…

African Drumming Workshops for today - Cancelled

Today's African Drumming Workshops have been cancelled due to bad weather conditions at the park. The workshops will now take place next Sunday the 9th of January.

Wardens brave the Cold Weather

The current cold spell in Ireland is believed to be the worst in 40 years with tempratures reaching -10 degrees last night. As a result of the freezing conditions many of the park's animals and birds are snuggled away in their homes except the penguins who are enjoying a dip in the frosty lakes in the park. Often seen as the funny species at the park the penguins now have the last laugh over their fellow residents including the monkey's…

St John’s Gospel Choir performing in the park this coming Sunday

The choir will be collecting money for the animal care course in St Johns College. This will go towards pet food for people who cannot afford to feed their animals. St Johns Gospel choir is a multicultural, non-denominational group of singers, set up as a fledgling corps by a member of staff in early 2009 in St Johns Central College Cork; a college at the heart of the city. Its members are drawn together by a love of gospel sounds and…

Help Protect the Chagos Islands

One of the key goals of Fota Wildlife Park is to help promote conservation efforts around the world and now we want to help protect the chagos islands. The Chagos Islands are in the middle of the Indian Ocean. They have belonged to Britain since 1814 (the Treaty of Paris) and are constituted as the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT). Only Diego Garcia, where there is a base, is inhabited (by military personnel and employees). The other 54…