Walk amongst animals from all over the world at Ireland's wildest attraction!

Fota Wildlife Park is set on 100 acres on scenic Fota Island in the heart of Cork Harbour. It’s a place where you can come face to face with free-roaming animals and birds from all parts of the world. If it’s a Kangaroo that hops in front of you, a Ring-tailed lemur, which jumps down from a tree, or a majestic Rothschild’s giraffe that strides past, each visit is sure to bring its own fantastic memories.

Featuring the Asian Sanctuary – with Asian lions, Sumatran tigers and Indian rhinos. The development of the Asian Sanctuary has enhanced the Park as an iconic international visitor attraction as well as serving the core values of conservation, education, and research. Accessible by car and rail.

  • Set on 100 acres of the scenic Fota Island
  • Come face to face with free roaming animals and birds from all parts of the world
  • Asian Sanctuary—with Asian lions, Sumatran tigers and Indian rhinos
  • The cheetah run, tropical house and giraffe crossing are also must-sees
  • For a fun Family Day Out in Cork, there is no better place to visit than Fota Wildlife Park

Open Year Round

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Admission Rates Apply

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Online pre-booking essential


Useful Information

Check out the range of facilities, services, accessibility, and other useful information.

DINING: Visitors to Fota have two options when it comes to eating on-site. Our Savannah Café is located by the main entrance – within view of the Grey-cheeked Mangabey and Meerkat exhibit as well as the Park’s largest play area – and serves a variety of snacks, sandwiches and hot meals throughout the day.

SHOPPING: A new shop selling Ice Cream, Cold Drinks and snacks has also opened in the Asian Sanctuary. The Serengeti Gift Store stocks water, soft drinks and ice cream and there is a Swirl stand for anyone looking for something a little more special. Ice cream is also available from a stand next to the Oasis Café.

PARKING: Ample paid parking is available

ACCESSIBILITY: Fota Wildlife Park is wheelchair accessible, there are disabled/wheelchair-accessible toilets located within the Park.


Getting There

Situated 20 mins drive from Cork city off the N25, or take the Cork-Cobh train to Fota Wildlife Park station

Map Location: 51.890690, -8.308035
Contact Fota Wildlife Park

Fota Island, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork, Ireland

Eircode: T45 CD93
T: +353 (0)21 481 2678
E: info@fotawildlife.ie
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