Sun comes out at the end of a great members party

The sun came out at the end of the members party making it a great night for the members. In what was one of the wettest days of the summer, over a 100 members turned up for what they described as a "great night". Each person who attended the party was given food and drinks by kudos catering plus they were entertained by Raj and Antonio who played nice african/samba beats throughout the evening. All the kids who attended got free face…

FOTA WILDLIFE PARK HITS THE MARK

Fota Wildlife Park announced earlier today that their visitor numbers are up 7% compared to the same period last year with a record half term attendance of 161,214. Fota Wildlife Park memberships are also up 7% and members visits are up 25% on this time last year. Commenting on the figures Mr. David Gibson, Director of Fota Wildlife Park said, "I am delighted that Fota Wildlife Park is continuing to prove such a popular attraction with…

Let us know what you think of Fota Wildlife Park

As you know the park is a non profit organisation therefore we rely on you the public for income, therefore we want to know what you think of the park with our customer comments survey. We are very open to comments on all aspects of the park and suggestions as to how we can make your visit even better each time. So whether you come to the park for a nice walk, the love of animals or a family day out we would like to know so that when we are…

Birds of Prey Experience

What do you think is the fastest animal here at Fota Wildlife Park? I bet you reckon it's the Cheetah............ Sorry, but I'm afraid you're wrong! Well maybe half right. It all depends on what time you visit us here at the park you see. Throughout the summer the park has organised a very special visitor - the Peregrine Falcon. Our Cheetahs turn green with envy when this amazing bird drops by as it easily takes the crown as the…

May the blogging begin…

Hello everybody! After a long absence the blog is back in action again. Firstly we'd like to introduce you to ourselves, the Head Talks Presenters, and all the other Talks Presenters. For those of you who have visited the Park in the last few months you may have met us, either out and about in the Park, whilst on a school tour, through the ecology courses or most recently at the summer camps. Our names are Mark and Caitríona. Since we began…

Happy Birthday Finn

On Saturday 4th of July Fota Wildlife Park are going to be holding a very special birthday party. Yes Finn the youngest Giraffe in the park will be one years old. Finn was born on the 4th of July 2008 and was the cause of much celebration at Fota Wildlife Park! Roisin, his mother, had carried him for an incredible 14 month. Roisin like all giraffe mothers gave birth to Finn whilst standing and so, the first experience the little calf had was…

EAZA Teddy Bears Picnic with Tropicana Pure Premium

Have you teddy bears at home who would like to visit a wildlife park? Well now they can. This Sunday June 21st (Father’s Day) Fota Wildlife Park will be hosting the EAZA Teddy Bears Picnic in association with Tropicana Pure Premium to raise awareness of the EAZA European Carnivore Campaign. The European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA) run an annual international fundraising campaign. Previous campaigns have focussed on tigers,…

Have a Wild and Wonderful Summer at Fota Wildlife Park

Kids are you interested in nature? Have you ever wondered why a giraffe sleeps standing up or why the cheetah is the fastest land animal.  Come to Fota Wildlife Park’s Summer Camps and have all of your questions answered!!    Fota Wildlife Park’s Summer Camps promise to provide a unique and unforgettable time to all!  Camps are taking place over a six week period during the months of July and August. Fota Wildlife…

Schola Cantorum Voci del Nestore (Italy) performing at Fota Wildlife Park on Saturday May 2nd at 1pm

The Schola Cantorum Voci del Nestore choir is made up of students from the first, second and third classes of Piegaro Middle School. The group currently consists of 25 students, and came into being in 2003 through the formation of an extracurricular school choir activity. Since 2006 the choir has become part of the school’s curriculum, with rehearsals of about three hours a week now partly taking place during the school day. The constant…

The Cheetah Run - 4 mile road race

The Cheetah Run, May 21st, Fota Wildlife Park, Cork The Cheetah is a most graceful cat, whose long legs and semi-retractile claws are adaptations to coursing swift antelope prey.  Cheetahs stalk their prey to about 30m, then sprint at up to 110kph. Fota Wildlife Park in Cork has been exceptionally successful in breeding Cheetahs in captivity.  Over 180 cubs have been born in the park since 1985. The Cheetah formerly occupied all…