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The Golden Mantella

The Golden Mantella The Golden Mantella is a small poisonous frog which is bright yellow, orange or red. Native to Madagascar, these Critically Endangered frogs don’t croak! Instead, males attract females by a series of clicking noises. This bright yellow frog is known for attempting to eat anything that can fit in their mouth, even if the taste is repulsive.     One of the BIAZA top ten reptiles and amphibians most reliant on zoos, the Golden…

Eagle Athletic Club presents a cheque for over €5500 to Fota Wildlife Park

Eagle Athletic Club presents a cheque for over €5500 to Fota Wildlife Park Following on from the successful Cheetah Run in May, Eagle Athletic Club  has handed over a cheque for €5,500 to the non-for-profit  Fota Wildlife Park , raised from the proceeds of the race. Fota Wildlife Park is a charitable status organisation which is is completely self-financing, relying entirely on gate receipts and membership fees for its income. Every year the funds raised of the Cheetah Run are used to support it’s core…

Guinea Fowl Chicks Move in with Elongated Tortoise

Guinea Fowl Chicks Move in with Elongated Tortoise Have you spotted some new and unusual residents in the Tropical House this October? There are currently nine Guinea Fowl chicks who have moved in with the Elongated Tortoises at the wildlife park.  The rangers had kept track of when the chicks were due. Keeping an ear out for an activity, Ranger Jess heard the hatchlings and took them to the back of the Tropical House, where the rangers had already prepared a new home for them. Not all…

Events

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

 

Jul 28 - Aug 25
Sun
  • Time: 10.30 - 11.30
  • Location: Education Complex Lawn
  • Booking: Booking Required

YogaRunYoga

YogaRunYogaOne of three Yoga@Fota classes.

Suitable for over 16s – this class is perfect for someone who wants to get active and maybe even add to their training schedule.

 

Featuring approx. 20 minutes of Yoga warm up, a 2K run/jog through the scenic Fota followed by approximately. 20 minutes Yoga cooldown. Perfect way to stretch out and get active on a Sunday!

 

The Yoga Run Yoga class suitable for over 16's takes place on the following dates & times -

Sunday 28th July - 10.30 am to 11.30 am

Sunday 25th August - 10.30 am to 11.30 am

 

(Please note anyone under the age of 18 at all Yoga events must be accompanied by a guardian at all times)

 

Free with admission to Wildlife Park - Booking Essential -  *

* Book Here

August
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