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Fota Wildlife Park - Closed Sunday February 16th 2020

Fota Wildlife Park has announced that the park will be closed to the public on Sunday 16th February due to the expected strong winds from the effects of Storm Dennis. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and the decision has been made in the interests of safety of our visitors and animals. ... Disappointed to not be visiting the wildlife park today? Catch up on some of Fota Wildlife Park's behind the scenes work on Virgin Media…

Valentine’s Day 2020 2 for 1 Adults Offer

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*). *2 for 1  - Terms and Conditions- you must be over 18 to avail of the offer. The offer is valid on Friday, 14th of February 2020 during entry hours 10 am – 3 pm only. The offer is not valid on any discounted tickets or group discounts. This…

Fota Into The Wild - Returns to Virgin One Television Sunday 16th February at 8pm

The four-part television programme is called - Fota: Into the Wild and was filmed by Red Pepper Productions over a period of nearly two years. Last week saw presenter Andrea Hayes follow Fota Wildlife Park's rangers and featured the Asiatic lion cubs, the first to be born in Fota; and a journey to Madagascar to observe some of the world’s most endangered lemurs in the wild.     Next week's second episode discusses Fota…

Fota Wildlife Park - Closed February 9th 2020

Fota Wildlife Park has announced that the Park will be closed to the public on Sunday 9th February due to the expected strong winds from the effects of Storm Ciara. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and the decision has been made in the interests of safety of our  visitors and animals.  

Two Baby Columbian Black Spider Monkeys & Fota: Into the Wild starts Sunday on Virgin Media

Two Baby Columbian Black Spider Monkeys born at Fota Wildlife Park New four-part series called Fota: Into the Wild starts on Virgin Media One Television this Sunday 2nd February at 8pm Today Fota Wildlife Park announced the recent births of two baby Columbian black spider monkeys (Ateles fusciceps rufiventris) to mothers Batty and Norma. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has classified the Columbian black spider…

Oasis Cafe Undergoing Essential Maintenence from Monday 20th January 2020

January /February 2020 Please note there is a limited menu being served due to essential maintenance being carried out at the Oasis Cafe from Monday 20th January. This essential maintenance will result in the main Oasis cafe floor /dining area being closed with service taking place via the adjacent retail unit. Monday to Sunday Teas/coffees/soup/sandwiches/snack options and cold beverages will be served from the retail unit (at the left…

Fota Wildlife Park - Closed January 13th 2020

Fota Wildlife Park Closed Monday 13th January 2020 Due to Severe Weather. Fota Wildlife Park has announced the wildlife park will remain closed on Monday due to the expected bad weather. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and the decision is in the interest of safety to our animals and visitors. 

New Madagascan Village is opened by Minister of State for Tourism, Brendan Griffin TD

New Madagascan Village in which Fota Wildlife Park invested €750,000 is opened by Minister of State for Tourism, Brendan Griffin TD Fota opens the latest development in a series of weatherproof educational areas to enhance the visitor experience in shoulder periods Minister of State for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD, today officially opened a new visitor development, The Madagascan Village, at one of the biggest…

Fota Wildlife Closing Early Today - December 8th

Unfortunately, due to predicted weather, we have decided to close Fota Wildlife Park early on Sunday, December 8th, 2019.  The park will be closed at 4pm. We will continue to monitor the weather throughout the day and any updates will be made here and announced on our social channels.  We apologise for any inconvience caused and we make the decision in the interest of the safety of the animals, our staff and visitors. 

Eagle Athletic Club presents a cheque for over €5500 to Fota Wildlife Park

Following on from the successful Cheetah Run in May, Eagle Athletic Club  has handed over a cheque for €5,500 to the non-for-profit  Fota Wildlife Park , raised from the proceeds of the race. Fota Wildlife Park is a charitable status organisation which is is completely self-financing, relying entirely on gate receipts and membership fees for its income. Every year the funds raised of the Cheetah Run are used to support it’s core…