Celebrating 40 years in June 2023, Fota Wildlife Park is set on 100 acres on scenic Fota Island in the heart of Cork Harbour. 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, or a Ring-tailed lemur, which jumps down from a tree, 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 over the past nine years has enhanced the Park as an iconic international visitor attraction as well as serving the core values of conservation, education, and research.
Open Year Round
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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 available
ACCESSIBILITY: Fota Wildlife Park is wheelchair accessible, there are disabled/wheelchair accessible toilets located within the Park.
Situated 20 mins drive from Cork city off the N25, or take the Cork-Cobh train to Fota Wildlife Park station
Fota Island, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork, Ireland
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