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Fota Wildlife Parks two Lion-tailed macaque babies have been named!

Fota Wildlife Parks two Lion-tailed macaque babies have been named! The two Lion-tailed macaque babies have been named after asking the public to suggest names for the two new arrivals after Christmas. Say hello to Ajay and Yoda! The babies were born to mothers Kelly and Lizzy and to father Mauzer. Nine-year-old Kelly gave birth on the 26th September and seventeen-year-old Lizzy gave birth on the 13th October after a gestation period of approximately six months - both babies are male and both mothers were…

Oasis Cafe Undergoing Essential Maintenence from Monday 20th January 2020

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. 


Jul 1 - Aug 21
Mon, Thu, Wed
  • Time: 12.00 and 13.15
  • Location: Marquee outside Oasis Cafe
  • Booking: Booking Required

Music Workshops presented by Clodagh Kearney and Stephen Manning

Music Workshops presented by Clodagh Kearney and Stephen ManningMon 1st July, at 12.00 and 13.15 Thurs 25th July, at 12.00 and 13.15 Wed 21st Aug, at 12.00 and 13.15

Suitable for children aged 4 to 12 years of age + one guardian
45 minutes in duration

A musical jam for all the family!


Are you a shower-singer sista or a dancing dad!? A boogeying brother or a mama mia!? Try your hand at the ukelele, some hand-percussion, body-percussion, singing and an introduction to basic vocal harmony under the guidance of professional musicians this summer at Fota! Learn to perform some of this summer's chart hits and some golden summer oldies.


Free with admission to Wildlife Park - Booking Essential - Book Here


10th - 11th

Big Bug Bonanza 2019

Big Bug Bonanza 2019

Fota Wildlife Park’s Big Bug Bonanza will be held from 10 to 11 of August 2019. Throughout the weekend, the education team will be raising awareness about the diversity of insects and creepie crawlies that exist on earth, and visitors will have an opportunity to view a selection of fascinating creatures that exist in the bug world. The aim of the event is to:
• To raise awareness of the importance of invertebrate life in ecosystems
• To elicit positive attitudes to invertebrates by the general public
• To encourage positive behaviours towards invertebrates.
The event is organised in conjunction with BIAZA’s Terrestrial Invertebrate Working Group and a host of zoological collection in both Ireland and the UK will be joining forces in promoting the role played by these creatures in sustaining ecosystems!

Venue: Main Marquee
12 noon to 4pm

  • Time: 12.00
  • Location: Lion-Tailed Macaques at Asian Sanctuary

Macaque Mauzer’s Birthday Party

Macaque birthday party for Mauzer turning 9 this New Year's Day!

At noon our rangers will be leaving some presents in the enclosure at the Asian Sanctuary, which will be a great chance to spot the new babies. Mauzer, father to the new arrivals, will also be getting his own special 'birthday cake' inside his house to share.

Check out the party, at 12pm on New Year's Day Wed 1st, for all the Lion-tailed Macaques. 
To find out more about the new arrivals check out our blog.