Fota Wildlife Park
Fota Wildlife Park
05/22/2017 at 19:50. Facebook
The Fiji banded iguana is one of the endangered species in our Tropical House. Primarily found on wet islands in central parts of Fiji. Mongoose, black rats and feral cats are it's predators but habitat-loss is a big threat to these animals.
The Fiji banded iguana is one of the endangered species in our
Fota Wildlife Park
Fota Wildlife Park
yesterday at 19:52. Facebook
As part of Biodiversity Day tomorrow in the wildlife park we will have ladybird identification sheets available as well as ladybird themed arts and crafts from 1-5pm.
As part of Biodiversity Day tomorrow in the wildlife park we will
Gemma O'Connor
Fota Wildlife Park
Fota Wildlife Park
yesterday at 10:08. Facebook
Some lovely fan photos taken in the park this week, thanks to Lauren Hanley for sharing these shots with us! If you have any you would like to share with us please send them in.
Some lovely fan photos taken in the park this week thanks to
Christina Murphy
Fota Wildlife Park
Fota Wildlife Park
05/19/2017 at 12:00. Facebook
#CheetahRun What an evening we had last night. Glorious sunshine from start to finish and great efforts from all the runners.

We were delighted to host the annual #cheetahrun again this year as it raises valuable proceeds to support our conservation projects, such as for the White-tailed Eagle - in fact, an eagle from Fota Wildlife Park was released to the Golan Heights in 2013 and...
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CheetahRun What an evening we had last night Glorious sunshine from start
Gemma Ince
Aine Wimpenny
Fota Wildlife Park
Fota Wildlife Park
05/18/2017 at 19:56. Facebook
Bookings are now open for our ever popular Summer Camps! Places are limited and demand is high so be sure to book your place now by contacting the Fota Wildlife Park Education Department on 021 4812678 ext. 206.
Bookings are now open for our ever popular Summer Camps Places are
Fota Wildlife Park
Fota Wildlife Park
05/17/2017 at 19:54. Facebook
One of our butterflies having some fruit in our tropical house. Butterflies drink through a long narrow tube in their mouth called a proboscis that acts as a straw. It uncoils to sip liquid food, and then coils up again into a spiral when the butterfly is not feeding.
Amy Ryan
Finbarr O Donovan
Aoife Rattigan
Fota Wildlife Park
Fota Wildlife Park
05/16/2017 at 19:55. Facebook
We were delighted to host yesterday the Cork Mental Health Foundation & Housing Association​ for their Multi-Sensory Day, we hope everyone who attended enjoyed the day. Pictured below is Brendan McCarthy from Cork Mental Health, who made a presentation and prize-giving and our own Caroline who facilitated a sensory workshop in our Education Center. Thanks to all involved!
We were delighted to host yesterday the Cork Mental Health Foundation Housing
Did you know Brazilian tapirs are excellent swimmers and divers? While they are agile runners they can use water to escape from predators. To learn more visit
Finbarr O Donovan
Tracy Hailstone-Ahern
Larissa NíNeill
Last chance to WIN a year long Conservation Membership!!

Today is the last day for entries for a name for the new little baby female giraffe and we are looking for an Irish name.
To be in with a chance to win a conservation membership, enter the suggested name on our blog:
Aoife Stokes
Mícheál Leane
Julie O'Sullivan Nicholson
Although they are capable climbers, ring-tailed lemurs spend a third of their time on the ground foraging for food or are often seen 'sun worshiping' warming themselves in the sun.
Finbarr O Donovan
Tony Barrett
Mary Palermo
One of last years exciting new arrivals this Colombian Spider Monkey is getting bigger! These monkeys have what is called a prehensile tail, meaning they can grasp or hold objects with it, which is extremely flexible and acts as another limb.
Finbarr O Donovan
Last few days left to enter a name suggestion for our newest giraffe. Make sure to enter via the submissions on our blog, you can find it at
Regina O Connor
Margret Campbell
Shauna Nicole
#FanFota Thanks to Lisa O'Mahony who sent us these great images of our new baby giraffe and Mum - Sapphire.

FanFota Thanks to Lisa OMahony who sent us these great images of
Elaine Hogan
Margret Campbell
Finbarr O Donovan
Baby giraffe with Mum Sapphire in the background - can you spot them? It was her first day out in the paddock with the herd today. Don't forget to enter your suggested Irish name on our blog to be in with a chance to win a conservation membership:
Angela O Neill
Finbarr O Donovan
Judy Brigdale
The #wildlifetalks, running every weekend are a great way of learning about the animals, bringing the park and your day out to life and just finding out more about threats to habitats and conservation in general.

Here's the full schedule of the scheduled talks on this weekend:

11.00 Oryx & Bison
11.30 Indian Rhino
12.00 Siamang Gibbon
12.30 Asiatic Lion
12.45 Cheetah Run
2.30 Tapir
3.00...
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The wildlifetalks running every weekend are a great way of learning about
Roisin Leahy
It's a windy but sunny day here in the park. Make sure to check out our wildlife talks if you are visiting this weekend.
Finbarr O Donovan
#Didyouknow #facts #Rothschildgiraffe

The Rothschild giraffe was named in honour of Sir Walter Rothschild, founder of the Tring Natural History Museum in the UK.

In 2010, the Rothschild's giraffe was officially declared as "Endangered" by IUCN (the International Union for the Conservation of Nature), adding to the growing number of species under threat of extinction.

An estimated sixty...
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Didyouknow facts Rothschildgiraffe The Rothschild giraffe was named in honour of Sir
Visit the Ambassador Hotel Cork page to enter the below Fota Wildlife Park package competition!
Visit the Ambassador Hotel Cork page to enter the below Fota Wildlife
Claire Grogan
Anna Conroy
Paulina Zmudzinska
Thanks to Denise Tobin for this lovely pic of Old Blue Eyes (and companion), one of our Colombian Black Spider Monkeys. Listed as Critically Endangered - this primate is hunted for its meat and is under threat from habitat destruction.

Thanks to Denise Tobin for this lovely pic of Old Blue Eyes
Rachel Carroll
Denise Tobin
Ollie Hegarty