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News

New Educational All-weather Viewing Pod Opens at Fota Wildlife Park

New Educational All-weather Viewing Pod Opens at Fota Wildlife Park State-of-the-art weatherproof viewing area overlooking the Giraffe Paddock now open to the public Today the President of the Zoological Society of Ireland and Board Member of Fota Wildlife Park, Michael Daly, along with the Chairman of Fota Wildlife Park, Neil O’Carroll and Director of Fota Wildlife Park, Sean McKeown, officially cut the ribbon, opening a new indoor educational pod looking out over the African Savannah paddock at the iconic…

Step into September at Fota Wildlife Park

Step into September at Fota Wildlife Park This Saturday the 15th of September is International Red Panda Day 2018 and Fota Wildlife Park are asking you to come and say goodbye to our twin male Red pandas, Koda and Lionel who will be leaving for Longleat Safari Park in the UK the following week. The twin males have been named in honour of the Irish rock band – Kodaline, who filmed their music video’s ‘Ready to Change’ at Fota last year and the location fees were donated to the…

Wild Flowers Growing Here - Pollinators in the Park

Wild Flowers Growing Here - Pollinators in the Park In 2015 Ireland joined a small number of countries in Europe who have developed a strategy to address pollinator decline and protect pollination services. Sixty-eight governmental and non-governmental organisations agreed a shared plan that identifies 81 actions to make Ireland pollinator friendly between now and 2020. Implementation of the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015-2020 is coordinated by the National Biodiversity Data Centre and…

Events

July
29th

International Tiger Day 2018

International Tiger Day 2018

Sunday 29th July is International Tiger Day at Fota Wildlife Park – all activities are included with your admission so please give generously to Wild Cat Conservation Alliance.


13.00 & 15.00 – Special enrichment feeding and talk from Ranger -Tiger Forest
12 noon – 16.00 Fun, informative and educational stand run by the Education Department -Tiger Forest
11 – 13.30 Tiger Themed Arts and Craft – Activities Tent
14.00 – 17.00 Tiger Themed Face painting – Activities Tent

September
15th

International Red Panda Day 2018

International Red Panda Day 2018

To raise awareness for this species during International Red Panda Day 2018 this Saturday 15th September Fota have devised the following events which are free with entry/admission:

• Wish Koda and Lionel “Bon Voyage” with a special feeding time and talk with their Ranger at 2 pm Sat 15th September (they will leave for Longleat in the UK shortly)
• Red Panda themed arts and crafts from 11 am to 2 pm and Red Panda themed face painting from 3 pm to 5 pm Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th September in the Entertainment Marquee.
• Red Panda activity packs will be available at the Entertainment Marquee from 11 am on the Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th September.

September
22nd - 23rd

World Rhino Weekend

World Rhino Weekend

Ranger to give a special talk and training demo at the Rhino House between 13:00 and 14:00 Sat 22nd and Sun 23rd.

Guess the weight of the Rhino to be in with a chance to win a yearlong Conservation Membership.

(In celebration of World Rhino Day 22nd September.)