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.