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Please note that we are requiring all our visitors to pre-book a time and date in advance of their visit as part of our re-opening protocols and procedures. Times/dates are available to book a week in advance.

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FOTA WILDLIFE PARK VISITOR NUMBERS KEEP INCREASING

Fota Wildlife Park is delighted to announce that their visitor numbers are up 6% for the first half of 2010; this comes on the back of the latest Failte Ireland top 10 visitor attraction numbers which put the park up three places to 6th in 2009. With the majority of tourist attractions finding it hard over the last two year the news from Fota Wildlife Park is a positive one with the park increasing its overall number in 2009 by 16,000…

Happy Birthday to Finn the Giraffe

2nd Birthday Celebrations for Finn the Giraffe at Fota Wildlife Park On Sunday 4th of July Fota Wildlife Park are going to be holding a birthday party for Finn the youngest male giraffe at the park who will be two. Finn was born on the 4th of July 2008 and was the cause of much celebration at Fota Wildlife Park similar to scenes at the park in April when his younger sister Aoife was born. "This is the second birthday party we have had…

Holiday for Impy & Zulu as Cheetah Run goes under construction

The parks most famous animals Impy & Zulu (stars of the Discover Ireland adverts) are taking a mini holiday as the cheetah run goes under construction for three weeks. As part of our new 4 million redevelopment project we are currently doing a lot of work on our new entrance area, this includes the current cheetah run area so we have to close it for three weeks from June 30th. This means that Impy & Zulu the two sisters will have…

Cheetah Run 4 Mile Road Race 2010 Results

631 runners took part in the second annual Cheetah Run 4 mile road race at the park on Thursday May 20th. Congratulations go to James McCarthy of East Cork AC and Joyce Wolfe of St Finbarrs on winning. Here is a list of results from the race. YOU-tube video from early stages of race here Place Time Name Team Category Number 1 0:19:57 MCCARTHY, James East Cork AC 938 2 0:20:01 FAHEY, Jason Olympic Harriers 713 3 0:20:30 MCGRATH, Sean…

Race Against Time at Fota Wildlife Park this week

Race against time is on at Fota Wildlife Park this week This week Fota Wildlife Park is holding two races with the 2nd annual cheetah run 4 mile road race on Thursday night and the Bio Blitz to find out how many species live in the park over a 24hr period on Friday night. The Cheetah Run, organised by Eagle AC, in conjunction with Fota Wildlife Park, will take place at 8pm on Thursday May 20th 2010. Head of Marketing for the park Stephen…

Fota Wildlife Park Facebook Fan Page Reaches 5,000

Fota Wildlife Park's Facebook fan page reached the magical 5,000 mark at the weekend and is now prooving to be a great source of up to date infromation from the park. The page which launched in July of last year has been very popular with people of all ages who have a passion or interest in the park. As a fan of Fota Wildlife Park on facebook you get to hear the stories first and join in the discussion with other fans. Fans of the page…

New Howler Monkeys arrive at Fota Wildlife Park after Volcano Delay

Fota Wildlife Park has finally introduced the latest additions to the park a male and female Black Howler Monkey to another, after a delay caused by the volcanic ash. Pedro was the first of the howler monkeys to arrive in the park back on the 3rd of March from Paris Zoo but had to wait until last weekend to meet his new love interest Mo from Banham Zoo in Norfolk. Mo was due to arrive at the park on the 20th of April via Heathrow but like…

Cheetah Run 2010 - The Wildest Road Race in Ireland

The Cheetah Run, organised by Eagle AC, in conjunction with Fota Wildlife Park, will take place at 8pm on Thursday May 20th 2010. This race attracted 662 runners in 2009 and it should again prove an attractive event. The entry fee is €10. 50% of the proceeds of the race will be used by Fota Wildlife Park,to rennovate our Lar Gibbon Island. The inhabitants are sure to express their appreciation as you pass by, on the final run in to the finish…

ITS A GIRL - Our Baby Zebra that is!!

Our baby zebra is a little girl and we are still looking for your name suggestions. If you pick the best name we will be giving you an annual membership valued at €165 to the park. To enter the competition click here The closing date for entries is Friday April 30th at 2pm

Name our new Baby Zebra

Baby Zebra born in Fota Wildlife Park A little zebra has become the latest addition to the baby boom at Fota Wildlife following the recent arrival of Aoife the giraffe and now the park are looking for a name for the Zebra. The Zebra was born in the early hours of Monday morning in the African savannah at the park. Operations manager for the park Tony O'Dwyer is delighted with the arrival "it is fantastic to have another baby at the…