Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! A fantastic award winning animal conservation park located on 100 acres of land in beautiful West Cork, Ireland.
Part of the Zoological Society of Ireland, award winning Fota Wildlife Park is located on 100 acres of land in beautiful West Cork, Ireland.
The second largest visitor attraction in Ireland, Fota Wildlife Park is perfect for little adventurers who want to explore outside and see a wide variety of animals.
There are many magnificent species of animals, including tiny ducks, cute pandas, huge American Bison and scaly critters. Once thought extinct, the Madagascar Pochard (duck) thrives at Fota Wildlife Park and visitors can purchase bags of food to offer as feed – money raised from the sale of duck food goes to the Madagascar Pochard Conservation Fund.
Roooooar – don’t get too close to the carnivores; these magnificently beautiful creatures include super-fast cheetah’s and powerful lions.
Take an amazing journey through Fota Wildlife Park on the Park Tour Train – meander through the different habitat areas, will you see the Rhinoceros – and watch the animals as they watch you! Alternatively, wander around the Park on foot at your own leisure and see how many species you can count…Zebra, Giraffe, Red Panda, Tiger…wow, that’s just 4 and there’s a whole lot more!
On site dining is plentiful and visitors have several options, including the Savannah Café – which is within view of the Meerkat and Colobus Monkey habitat. The Oasis Café, situated to the rear of the Park (near the Irish Rail station) has a range of hot food options including burgers, chips, and nuggets for the little ones. A large Picnic and Rest area offers plenty of benches, trees, and a shaded Marquee for when the sun shines.
Don’t forget to drop by the Serengeti Gift Store before you leave to pick up a treasure or gifts for friends. The shop, which stocks a huge range of branded merchandise, gifts, toys, books, jewellery and educational puzzles; has something to suit every budget – what will you buy?
Fota Wildlife Park is wheelchair accessible, and there are four disabled-wheelchair accessible toilets located within the Park – signs will guide you to their location.
Take a picnic – there are plenty of picnic tables dotted throughout the Park, allowing you to take advantage of some alfresco dining!
If you’re looking for a gift with a difference – Sponsor an Animal, and don’t forget to take lots of phots of your visit, and use #fotawildlifepark in your social media posts!
Did you know?
The Madagascar Pochard duck was thought to be extinct in the 1990’s and, although still critical with low numbers; was taken off the ‘extinct’ list in 2006 when the species was rediscovered at Lake Matsaborimena in Madagascar.
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