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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 are now open 7 days in advance.


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Curlew Conservation in Ireland

Curlew Conservation in Ireland The call of the Curlew has been immortalised in the famous poem, The Seafarer, which dates back to 1,000 AD, "I take my gladness in the... sound of the Curlew instead of the laughter of men" (Wildlifetrusts.org. n.d. ) The Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata) is the only Irish bird on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (www.npws.ie, 2019). The curlew is a shorebird belonging to the genus Numenius (family Scolopacidae) and is easily…

Response from Fota to the Government Covid-19 Recovery 2021 announcement

Sean McKeown, the director of Fota Wildlife Park made the following comments in response to the confirmation from the Government that Fota Wildlife Park can reopen on the 26th April 2021; “We are absolutely delighted to hear that zoos and heritage parks and of course Fota Wildlife Park can reopen from the 26th April. However, we are disappointed that we were not able to open at an earlier date given that we are a 100-acre outdoor attraction…

Fota Wildlife Park humbled by public response to recent news coverage

Fota Wildlife Park humbled by public response to recent news coverage Fota Wildlife Park, which is a conservation charity, has been closed to the public since January 8th and hopes to reopen in the coming weeks. A recent media interview on RTE discussed life in lockdown at Fota Wildlife Park and how closure to the public was affecting the Park. Fota Wildlife Park is very dependant on visitor income and 95% of the operating costs are reliant on gate receipts, annual pass sales and gift shop revenues. Recent…