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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 few days in advance.

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Tropical House Closed Mon 7th & Tues 8th of October

Tropical House Closed Mon 7th & Tues 8th of October Due to Essential Maintenance Works the Tropical House will remain closed 1Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th of October 2019. We apologise for any inconvience caused.    The Tropical House is home to a variety of amphibian, butterfly, fish and reptile species that are on display amogst 340 tropical plants.   Two of our popular recent additions to the Tropical House and the Pot-bellied Seahorse and Two-toed Sloth.   …

Fota Wildlife Park opens its first photography exhibition at Cork Airport

Fota Wildlife Park opens its first photography exhibition at Cork Airport Fota Wildlife Park opens its first photography exhibition at Cork Airport featuring the winners and runners up from their summer photography competition Finalists chosen to feature in the 2020 Fota Wildlife Park calendar Sean McKeown, Director of Fota Wildlife Park, Kevin Cullinane, Head of Communications, Cork Airport and Darragh Kane, press photographer officially opened an exhibition at the Cork Airport terminal building featuring the…

Fota Photography Competition Winners Announced

Fota Photography Competition Winners Announced The winning photographs have been chosen for the 2020 pictorial Fota Wildlife Park calendar and the images will be exhibited in the main (Landside) terminal in Cork Airport for the month of October 2019. Over 6 Categories the following winners were selected -  CATEGORIES: • Best photograph by camera club photographer Winner – Henry O’Brien  Runner Up – Heather Rice • Best photograph by professional photographer…

New Male Sumatran Tiger Cub Named

New Male Sumatran Tiger Cub Named The 'D' name chosen by our rangers is Dash! Suggested several times, the winning entry was submitted by Nick Sharp, who has won a Conservation Annual Pass to Fota Wildlife Park. Nick's daughters Dorothy and Heidi came up with the name. Sumatran tigers first arrived at Fota Wildlife Park in 2014 as part of the European Endangered Species programme (EEP). Mother Dourga originally came from Le Parc des Félins in France and father Denar from…

Fota Wildlife Park presents cheque for over €11,500 to National Children’s Charity - BUMBLEance

Fota Wildlife Park presents cheque for over €11,500 to National Children’s Charity - BUMBLEance Fota Wildlife Park presents cheque for over €11,500 to National Children’s Charity - BUMBLEance Today Fota Wildlife Park director, Sean McKeown presented a cheque for €11,630 to David McCarthy, COO of BUMBLEance - the children’s ambulance charity. The monies were raised when the iconic County Cork visitor attraction re-opened its gates on the evening of the 7th July for the third annual Twilight Walk for BUMBLEance. Fota Wildlife Park…

Fota Wildlife Park accredited by AsIAm as an example of best practise in accessibility

Fota Wildlife Park accredited by AsIAm as an example of best practise in accessibility Fota Wildlife Park recognised for commitment to autism inclusion The attraction has been accredited by National Autism Charity as an example of best practise in accessibility Fota Wildlife Park, one of the country’s leading visitor attractions, today received Autism-Friendly Accreditation from AsIAm, Ireland’s National Autism Charity. The award comes following a period of training and the development of tools and supports to assist…

Give us your best ‘D’name at the Tiger Forest

Give us your best ‘D’name at the Tiger Forest Earlier this month we announced the birth of a Sumatran Tiger cub, which is one of the rarest subspecies of tiger in the world, born in the park on the 25th June. The male cub is the second cub of eight-year-old mother Dourga and father, Denar, who is seven years of age. The rare Sumatran Tigers were classified as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in 2008. We are now asking visitors to our…

Rebel Brass to perform at Fota Wildlife Park Thursday 22 Aug

Rebel Brass to perform at Fota Wildlife Park Thursday 22 Aug Rebel Brass to perform at Fota Wildlife Park Thursday 22 Aug Rebel Brass is a 15-piece teenage act that have sprung up from a music education partnership between Music Generation Cork City and Barrack Street Band Cork and they will play three live flash mob style sets at Fota Wildlife Park on Thursday 22 Aug. The New Orleans-style brass ensemble was seen late last year on the annual Late Late Toy Show and have recently appeared as part of…

Prepare for Next Year’s Pollinators

Prepare for Next Year’s Pollinators Pollinators, especially bees, contribute at least €53 million to the Irish economy each year through their role in the production of crops like apples, strawberries, oil seed rape and much more. Healthy pollinators are also required to produce many of the fruits and vegetables grown in gardens across the country. Also, pollinators ensure that the countryside is full of colourful wildflowers that create the beautiful and unique Irish…

Fota Wildlife Park welcomes it’s 10 millionth visitor Catherine Cullinane from Tuam, Co Galway

Fota Wildlife Park welcomes it’s 10 millionth visitor Catherine Cullinane from Tuam, Co Galway Fota Wildlife Park welcomes it’s 10 millionth visitor Catherine Cullinane from Tuam, Co Galway has won a holiday to South Africa including Safari for two! The search for the 10 millionth visitor to Fota Wildlife Park has ended as Catherine Cullinane from Tuam, Co. Galway walked through the gates and scooped the prize of a safari holiday for two to South Africa. Fota Wildlife Park is a conservation and educational charity and the income…