Fota Wildlife Park, part of the Zoological Society of Ireland, is set on 100 acres on the scenic Fota Island in the heart of Cork Harbour. It is a unique place where you can come face to face with free roaming animals and birds from different parts of the world. So, 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. Fota Wildlife Park features the recently opened Asian Sanctuary—with Asian Lions, Sumatran Tigers and Indian Rhino. The cheetah run, tropical house and giraffe crossing are also must-sees. The development of the Asian Sanctuary over the past six years has enhanced the Park as an iconic international visitor attraction as well as serving the core values of conservation, education, and research.
Fota Wildlife Park is a not for profit organisation and is open 7 days a week, 362 days a year, including Bank Holidays, except for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and St. Stephen’s Day.