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Following the most recent Government announcement Fota Wildlife Park is set to re-open on the 26th April.

On-line booking pages will re-open on the 19th April.

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Childrens Storytelling Workshop with Candlelit Tales

Childrens Storytelling Workshop with Candlelit Tales Candlelit Tales presents Fionn and the Fianna -  a lively, fun, interactive storytelling and music show, designed for children. (Included with your entry/admission) Sunday 2nd June Outdoors on Cypress Lawn (weather permitting, otherwise the Main Marquee by Oasis) Dublin based storytelling group Candlelit Tales brings life to classic Irish myths to make them accessible and entertaining for all ages.  Let Candlelit Tales take…

Fota Wildlife Park welcomes the world’s slowest land mammal – the Sloth

Fota Wildlife Park welcomes the world’s slowest land mammal – the Sloth Fota Wildlife Park, home to the world’s fastest land animal, tallest land mammal and largest flightless bird is now home the world’s slowest land mammal - the sloth. Named Matheo, the two-year-old male juvenile Linné’s Two-toed sloth (Choloepus didactylus) was transferred from Wilhelma Zoo, Stuttgart, where he was born. Lead Ranger, Kelly Lambe said about the new arrival “We are thrilled to welcome Matheo to the collection of animals…

Fota Wildlife Closing Early Today - April 26th 2019

Fota Wildlife Closing Early Today - April 26th 2019 Due to expected extreme weather, for the safety of our animals, staff and visitors, we will be closing early today. Last entry is at 2pm and the wildlife park will be closed at 4pm. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and urge all our visitors to stay safe. We expected to be open as normal tomorrow.

Ultra-athlete Aidan Hogan launches the annual Cheetah Run at Fota Wildlife Park

Ultra-athlete Aidan Hogan launches the annual Cheetah Run at Fota Wildlife Park Today ultra-athlete Aidan Hogan was at Fota Wildlife Park to launch the annual 5k Cheetah Run for adults and the 1-mile juvenile race which will take place on the Thursday 16th May. The Cheetah Run, organised by Eagle Athletic Club, is sponsored by Laya Healthcare, John Buckley Sports and Brooks Running and the registration is open for entry at www.eagleac.net. Fota Wildlife Park hosts the event in conjunction with Eagle Athletic and uses the…

Fota Announces the birth of endangered Asian lion cubs

Fota Announces the birth of endangered Asian lion cubs Today Fota Wildlife Park announced to the public the birth of four Asian lion cubs (Panthera leo persica) who were born on the 20th February to second time parents, mother Gira and father Shanto. The eight-week-old cubs were born along with a fifth cub who was stillborn. The new cubs join their parent’s first litter who are now one and a half years old – Amira, Arya and Loki and aunt Gita in their specially designed habitat in Fota Wildlife…

Fota announces the arrival of a new species to Ireland - the Drill

Fota announces the arrival of a new species to Ireland - the Drill Fota announces the arrival of a new species to Ireland - one of Africa’s most endangered mammals - the Drill Fota Wildlife Park today announced the arrival of a pair of Drill monkeys (Mandrillus leucophaeus) as part of an international co-operative breeding programme, who came from Stuttgart Zoo, Germany in February. Drill monkeys are closely related to the Mandrills and Baboons and they are not commonly found in zoological…

Playground at Oasis Cafe under renovation until Easter

Playground at Oasis Cafe under renovation until Easter Please note that the playground at the Oasis Cafe is under refurbishment as an updated playground will be installed by Easter 2019.   To feature: Frigate ship multiplay unit Double tower multiplay unit Zebra Seesaw Gorilla Springer Kangaroo springer Snake springer      

Stripes at Fota this Spring as new baby Brazilian Tapir announced

Stripes at Fota this Spring as new baby Brazilian Tapir announced Fota Wildlife Park is calling on the public to help name the new baby Fota Wildlife Park today announced the birth of a new female baby Brazilian tapir (Tapirus terrestris), who was born on the 27th February 2019 to mother Maya and father Basil, bringing the Tapir group to six at the South American habitat in the County Cork Wildlife Park. The four-week-old baby Tapir has brown hair with white stripes which help camouflage her and these white…

Events and Activities this Easter at Fota Wildlife Park!

Events and Activities this Easter at Fota Wildlife Park! Blue Imagination Playground 20, 21, 22 April (subject to weather permitting) The Blue Imagination Playground, a breakthrough playspace concept designed to encourage child-directed free play will come to Fota Wildlife Park for the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. The Blue Playground was a massive hit with the crowds last summer and the premium quality big blue foam blocks of various shapes will return for the Easter weekend and three further…

Education Department announces record-breaking numbers attending formal education programmes in 2018

Education Department announces record-breaking numbers attending formal education programmes in 2018 The award-winning centre today urged teachers and other education providers to book as soon as possible for the many courses available at the iconic County Cork Zoological Park for the remaining academic year. Lynda McSweeney, Head of Education at Fota Wildlife Park today said “Year on year we have consistently developed our offering to schools and third level institutions by way of presenting complementary programmes covering both the…