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Fota Wildlife Park, Cork
(4.4/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web)
Without a cage or fence in sight, Fota Wildlife Park houses dozens of species of mammals and birds from habitats as diverse as deserts, savannas, tropical forests, wetlands, and oceans. Designed with unobtrusive barriers, the zoo's paddocks allow visitors to observe wild animals in natural settings closely resembling their native habitats. To explore the park's 30 hectares (75 acres) in mere minutes, hop on a tour train, whcih circles the grounds and makes stops at the education center created with the youngest visitors in mind. For a more personal experience with the animals, follow the 2 km (1.2 mi) circular trail as you watch for ring-tailed lemurs and squirrel monkeys, which are allowed to roam freely and interact with visitors. Work out when and for how long to visit Fota Wildlife Park and other Cork attractions using our handy Cork vacation builder.
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  • Great family adventure. The animals are really very close to us and impressive. Magical visits for children. Kangaroos are at large in ALL the parks. Big enough anyway. Small café and Shop souvenir!
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  • Travellers staying at the Cove, and coke or a child, or if you just want to visit the animals. Four of the most of the places you've visited, Tama giving ever space animal to apportion shares. We are trapped in a riveting look at a leisurely wander wide not to see a bunch of happy. Looks like we are animals like kangaroos or new without enclosed just outside running around. Just signs are used because these animals should not be touching a pet comes up. In case you're lucky that I'm able to see from the road in front of the Tiger broke (and of course you can safely glass horizontal blockages).
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  • Fota Wildlife park is a brilliant amenity for locals & visitors alike. The walk ways through the park are beautifully maintained with lots of space for kids to roam. The landscaping is catching up now...  more »
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  • This place is the best! I have never seen a live pelican before I came here, and it was this far away from me, roaming free. All of the animals seemed to be calm and unafraid of the people around them, so those wandering free were safe and relaxed. It's something I've never experienced before or since
  • This was on my to do list for many years, it wad recommended that you allow three hours for walk, we got there at 3.30pm and started at 4pm we got around the park in one half hours, best bit for me was the reptile house and seeing the butterflies fluttering around freely and the iguana climbing the ropes freely. My advice would be to get there early in the day and spend time there, it had a recommended route laid out in the park. Some animals are allowed out the kangaroos and wallabies were out and not giving us any attention. Also got to see the giraffes being shut up for the evening which wad nice
  • There is lots to see. The train for the kids is great. There is a play park for kids could do with more. It's a very well looked after place. There's lots of walking to be done so bring a buggy 😅. The prices are €15 for adults €10 for kids is a bit Irish to be honest. Should be more kids activities to keep them happy.
  • Perfectly laid out so you can have a leisurely walk for 2 - 3 hours and leave feeling like you've seen everything. You'll find more animals in the zoo, but Fota is great for getting up close. Coffee shop isn't great but it's worth coming out for a stroll around.
  • We had a really good afternoon in Fota Wildlife Park today. It has been many years since I was there and it's great to see the improvements throughout the park. The newer viewing points are a great idea and allow adults and kids alike to get really up close to the animals in a safe and exciting way. We even got to see different types of monkeys being fed which was brilliant for out 7 year old to witness. Seeing the tigers up close was the highlight today for me! We met really friendly staff and the lady looking after the Lemurs was really nice and was teaching us some interesting things about those cheeky little fellas. I would highly recommend a visit to the park, well worth it.