Carnivore Campaign Week - Winners

In all there was 630 entrants in entrants in our Carnivore Trail raising much needed funds for the campiagn. Out of that there can be only 4 winners so there they are: 1st Prize of a Conservation Memebership goes to Michaela Conroy, Mitchelstown, Co Cork 2nd Prize of a Family Pass goes to Kelly Manning, Mayfield, Cork 3rd Prize of a Family Pass goes to Eoghan Bates, Newbann, Co Wexford 4th Prize of a Family Pass goes to Aine O'Neill,…

Cheetah Run 4 Mile Road Race - Results

The Cheetah Run took place on the 21st of May 2009 and had a huge entry of nearly 700 runners, the highest evening race entry in Cork for at least 25 years. The race was classed as the wildest 4 mile road race in Ireland and certainly lived up to the title with the runners taking views never seen at a race in Ireland before with spectators taking the shape of Giraffes, Bison, Lemurs, Kangaroos, Penguins and of course Cheetahs to name but a…

Say Hello to our latest arrival at the park - A Baby Siamang

The new baby Siamang Gibbon was born at the beginning of August to proud mother Kaya and father Clyde. They now make up a family of 6 Siamang Gibbons in the parkwhich also includes Rocky who was born in 2005, Lisa who was born in 2003 and bart who was born in 2007. At this stage we dont have a name for the baby as we do not know the sex. The siamang gibbon is the largest of the 14 species of gibbon, weighing up to 14kg. A special throat…

Carnivore Campaign Week

Fota Wildlife Park's Carnivore Week will be commencing this coming Saturday August 22nd and will run until the 30th August with all sorts of carnivore related events happening across the park. We are running an exciting carnivore trail with fantastic prizes up for grabs including an annual Conservation Membership (worth €155) and three family day passes (worth €56 each). All you have to do is answer twelve simple questions, with the…

Birds of Prey Experience on Sunday 16th has been cancelled

Birds of Prey Experience will only take place on Saturday this weekend at 1 and 3pm. Unfortunately Sunday's flying demonstrations have to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Come face to face with hawks, owls, falcons and other raptors at Fota Wildlife Park witness dramatic "free flight" shows at 1pm and 3pm on Saturday afternoon. Listen to talks by our talks presenters on these magnificent birds.

New Talks

New Wildlife Talks Back in the chilly days of March the first of the seasonal wildlife talks began. Initially 12 talks took place around the park each day, including talks on the bison, giraffe, cheetah, seal, eagle and penguin, at the relevant enclosures. Now, with our additional summer staff, we have been able to increase this number to 23 daily talks! This is an enormous increase on last year, when there were a total of six talks a…

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…