New Addition to Rothschild Herd of Giraffe Needs a Name

New Addition to Rothschild Herd of Giraffe Needs a Name                                 Fota Wildlife Park is delighted to announce that a baby female giraffe calf was born last week to mother Sapphire and father Tadhg. The new arrival landed – literally as giraffes give birth while standing up -  on Tuesday the 18th of April and will join the 12-strong herd of Rothschild giraffes…

All Ireland Ladybird Survey and Workshop Details Announced

All Ireland Ladybird Survey and Workshop Details Announced Your help is needed today  in the All Ireland Ladybird Survey 2017 (Survey runs from April to October) A research project funded by the Irish Research Council and Fota Wildlife Park and managed by Fota Wildlife Park and University College Cork would like to know if you spot a ladybird. So, if you are in your garden or going for a walk and you see a ladybird, please let them know at www.biology.ie. The online survey would like to know…

Easter Events and Activities at Fota Wildlife Park

Easter Events and Activities at Fota Wildlife Park Are you looking for a great day out this Easter? Fota Wildlife Park is offering a range of activities from magic shows to wildlife talks, feeding times to face painting to a poetry trail, to satisfy everyone from the ardent wildlife enthusiast to having a great family day out. The full schedule of events below is taking place over the Easter Holidays period (8th – 23rd April), and is free with your admission! Easter Weekend - Saturday…

21st Century Tiger Gold Award and Poetry Day Ireland Competition

21st Century Tiger Gold Award and Poetry Day Ireland Competition Fota Wildlife Park earns a 21st Century Tiger Gold Award for fundraising To date, Fota Wildlife Park has raised over €27,000 for wild tiger conservation, which has earned the Park a Gold Award from 21st Century Tiger. 21st Century Tiger is a unique wild tiger conservation initiative between Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation and the Zoological Society of London. Fota Wildlife Park is home to three Sumatran Tigers, the most endangered for…

Your 2 for 1 Valentine’s Day date at Fota Wildlife Park

Your 2 for 1 Valentine’s Day date at Fota Wildlife Park On Valentine’s Day February 14th Fota Wildlife Park is running a special offer for couples - with a 2 for 1 offer on full-price adult tickets into the park, (terms and conditions apply as below*). Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas Remember if you are looking for any gift ideas for your significant other, then visit the Serengeti Gift Shop where there is a huge range of soft toys including Fota Wildlife Park branded toys and other gift items to…

Competition Time - Celebrate 12 Days of Christmas at Fota Wildlife Park

Competition Time - Celebrate 12 Days of Christmas at Fota Wildlife Park Fota Wildlife Park is running seasonal and wintry themed arts and crafts in the education centre daily from the 27th December to the 8th January 11.00am – 4.00pm. Fota Wildlife Park closes for Christ mas Day and St. Stephen’s Day (25th & 26th December) but you can come to walk off the Christmas pudding with a wintery stroll through the Park on the 27th December. For any of you still deciding on Christmas presents, you can still buy…

Advent Animals at Fota Wildlife Park

Advent Animals at Fota Wildlife Park We’ve skipped the traditional Advent Calendar this year to bring you some events in the wildlife park this December. To coincide with these events this advent we will be running weekly promotions on our facebook page for the chance to win your choice of either a family day pass  (for 2 Adults and 2 Children) or a couples day pass (for 2 Adults) to visit the wildlife park for these events.  Visit our facebook page to find out…

Baby Red Panda Named Meeko

Baby Red Panda Named Meeko Fota Wildlife Park have ended the search for a name for their baby red panda who has been named Meeko . Meeko was chosen by lead warden Kelly Lambe and fellow wardens from a shortlist taken from over 600 suggestions via the parks website. Some of the most popular names suggested were Dearg and Rua, in reference to the animal’s distinctive red fur. Speaking about the cub’s arrival at the park Lead Warden Kelly Lambe said “The birth of…

Fota Wildlife Park awarded Experience Destination of the year by CXi

Fota Wildlife Park awarded Experience Destination of the year by CXi Fota Wildlife Park is delighted to be awarded Experience Destination (one-destination venues) in the CXi Ireland Customer Experience Report 2016. In its report, CXi said that Fota Wildlife Park ‘creates a sense of wonderment for both kids and adults alike. The staff are happy to spend time with families, educating them and giving them a deeper appreciation of the natural world. They also offer excellent seasonal events to keep the offering…

First Glimpse of Red Panda Baby at Fota Wildlife Park

First Glimpse of Red Panda Baby at Fota Wildlife Park A new red panda baby born at Fota Wildlife Park, Co. Cork has finally emerged from its nesting box, and the Park are calling on members of the public to name the cub. The baby, who is male, was born in late June after a gestation period of about 19 weeks (135 days) to mom Bonnie, aged five, and dad Pete, aged seven. This is Bonnie’s fifth cub and they are both doing well. Speaking about the cub’s arrival at the park Lead Warden Kelly…