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Following the latest Government advice regarding all non-essential businesses and public amenities, Fota Wildlife Park has taken the decision to temporarily close its gates to the public for the foreseeable future.

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COVID 19 Update from Fota Wildlife Park

***updated 25/03/2020 Following the latest Government advice regarding all non-essential businesses and public amenities, Fota Wildlife Park has taken the decision to temporarily close its gates to the public for the foreseeable future. Please be assured that our dedicated animal care team and essential staff will continue to provide the same level of care, husbandry and attention that all our animals receive throughout the year. While the…

Irish Rail Services - Bus Transfers on some services March 9th -15th

Due to essential track maintenance works, Irish Rail will be operating bus transfers between Cobh and Glounthaune from 10:00hrs on Monday 9th March to 16:00hrs on Sunday 15th March. Bus times will be advanced, departing Cobh by 10mins before the scheduled rail time in order to maintain on-time rail services between Glounthaune and Cork. The bus transfers will arrive and depart from the road at the front gate of the park (in front of the…

Wild Life Drawing

Wild Life Drawing - 6 Week Drawing Workshops with Local Artist John Flynn for Adults The aim of the course is to bring a new life and challenges to life drawing with the inclusion of wild animals . The course will tease artists out of their comfort zones by trying to capture the ‘moment’ with animals constantly moving and in their own environment. To really study these animals, to look past the idea of animals on display and to look…

Thank You For Watching - Fota: Into The Wild

The documentary series about Fota Wildlife Park, presented by Andrea Hayes, on Virgin Media One Television concluded on Sunday evening. The four-part television programme called - Fota: Into the Wild and was filmed by Red Pepper Productions over a period of nearly two years. The series followed Fota’s animal Rangers as they cared for and protected many of the species - from birth all the way through to maturity. Fota Wildlife Park recieved…

Fota Into The Wild - Finale on Virgin Media One Sunday at 8pm

The finale of the Virgin Television series on Fota Wildlife Park features efforts to release 21 Madagascar Pochard ducklings, the world’s most endangered duck, onto Lake Sofia in Northern Madagascar. Fota Wildlife Park’s donations of nearly a quarter of a million euro have been essential in funding a ten-year project to save the Madagascar Pochard from extinction, which culminated in the successful and pioneering release of 21…

Fota Into The Wild - Episode 3 on this Sunday, Feb 23, at 8 pm

Last week saw presenter Andrea Hayes follow Fota Wildlife Park's rangers learning about the primates in the park, featuring some of the parks educational tours and  in Fota; and a journey to visit European Bison born in the Cork that were reintroduced to the wild in Romania. You can catch up on the first two episodes on Virgin Media Television's Online Player here - Fota: Into The Wild (This link will take you to their website) .…

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.