Fota Wildlife Park

Toddlers will love Fota Wildlife Park, located on Fota Island, near to Cobh in County Cork.

May 2014.
Dourga, a female Sumatran tiger at Fota Wildlife Park.
The Tiger Forest at Fota Wildlife Park is the first part of its new Asian Sanctuary development which is situated on additional 27 acres at the Cork attraction.
It will be home to 2 year old male Denar from Poland and 2 year old female Dourga from France.
The first chance to see the new Tiger Forest will be when it opens to the public at 10am on Saturday May 31st.
The Sumatran Tiger is critically endangered with an estimated population of only 400 – 500 left living in the wild. It is the only remaining island-living tiger in Indonesia.
To help with this Fota Wildlife Park are sponsoring 21st Century Tiger poaching prevention programme in Sumatra as part of their ongoing contribution to wild tiger conservation.
Image credit: Neil Danton.
Copyright © Neil Danton 2014.

The park is home to nearly 30 mammal and 50 bird species. Some of the animals roam freely with the visitors, such as the ring-tailed lemurs and wallabies, while larger animals, including the giraffe and bison, live in paddocks with minimal fencing between the kids and the animals.  Fota Wildlife Park also has tigers,cheetahs, penguins, red pandas, tapirs, siamang gibbons and many other  animals. The park has a snack bar selling hot food and sandwiches and there are two play grounds. there are also baby changing facilities in two locations.

The park is open Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 6pm (Sunday it opens at 10.30) and you can either drive or take the train from Kent Station in Cork City.An Adult ticket costs €15.00, children cost €9.50 and under 3’s are free. There are also family tickets available.