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Following the most recent Government announcement and as part of national measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19, Fota Wildlife Park has taken the decision to temporarily close its gates to the public from close of business on Friday 8th January 2021 for the foreseeable future

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Thank you from Fota Wildlife Park

Thank you from Fota Wildlife Park

Last Wednesday 18th Nov, the 'Save Dublin Zoo' campaign was launched which highlighted the issues facing not only Dublin Zoo but all of the Zoological facilities in Ireland. Since then we had an influx of calls and messages of concern and offers of donations and support from the public, including from our visitors, members, locals and those living further afield.

We’d like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all who have  been so supportive of us in the last 10 days or so and the public who have visited us or joined or renewed as annual pass holders since we reopened in May 2020 after the closure due to Covid-19.

Fota Wildlife Park is currently open to the public within the 5-kilometre radius and still delivering Educational classes under strict new Covid-19 protocols and we also thank the schools and colleges who have continued to support us during this time.

A lot of businesses and industries outside the zoological and visitor attraction sector have suffered greatly as a result of the restrictions brought on by the pandemic and that is why we would like to further acknowledge the generosity and patience you have shown, especially our annual pass holders who cannot visit us until after the 1st December and beyond that date - we are not the only ones affected and for that, we are very grateful.

A not for profit organisation, Fota Wildlife Park reinvests any surplus generated yearly into capital projects and infrastructural improvements - such as flood defences and building state-of-the-art habitats for its animals. Fota Wildlife Park supports conservation projects in Ireland and abroad (financially and by donating vital resources), such as the Irish Ladybird Research Project, the Natterjack Toads project in Kerry, the European Life-funded Corncrake project, the Madagascan Pochard, and in Vietnam, the Tonkin Snub-nosed monkey and the Western black crested gibbon conservation - to name a few.

Many of you are enquiring as to how you can support us - there are lots of ways to continue to support Fota Wildlife Park and also choose a wondeful gift for Christmas:

Gift Cards - now available to buy online.
Become an Annual Pass holder (Great gift idea too) or buy tickets here.
You can simply donate to Fota Wildlife Park here.
Sponsor an Animal for €60 (currently not available on our mobile site – please purchase on desktop here)

For further descriptions of our gifts please go to our gift page here.

Thank you all from the Team at Fota Wildlife Park.