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Fota Wildlife Park, Cork

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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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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  • FOTA wildlife park is a great day out for all the family. We have an annual ticket that pays for itself with just 2 visits per year. Great natural environment plus fantastic new Asian sanctuary with r...  read more »
  • I've been with my boyfriend two days in Cork and had decided to visit this park, it's a really big park. easy to get around. There are many animals, mostly for Fortune they have truly great space so you don't really feel caged, although there are not many animals there are some that are not often found in places like these. The best thing is that while you're walking there are also animals out of cages (obviously those who cant do anything). For those you would find in Cork is worth going for a spin, with the train are just 3 stops 15 minutes more or less. and the ticket price is also very good.
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  • I have been with my family in Fota so many times. Every time was so different. There are two cafes and a playground for children. There is also gift shop but quite expensive on big fury toys. I recomm...  read more »
  • Always entertains the kids and we love it too. Annual membership makes repeat visits worthwhile if you live nearby. Continuing expansion means there's more to see again. The nearby gardens are free and worth checking out too. The only weak points are the three euro exit fee (just annoying when you're already paying), and the food on offer in the wildlife park is poor, so it's worth bringing a picnic.
  • A fantastic wildlife park with a great variety of attractions. Very children friendly and the ideal family day out with a little playground next to the entrance/exit cafe. The train to take you around the circuit is only 1 euro single or 2 return, highly recommend making the trip whether you have children or not it's a great day out for everyone!
  • Very poor, went there last Sunday with the family, paid 46 euro to get in (my wife and 2 kids age 9 and 5, there was very little animals on view; only buffalo giraffe's and a eagle, oh and a kangaroo that a very vile woman hogged it with her kids that we couldn't get near; I suppose she was so disappointed at no animals on view she wanted her kids to see something ..ate at their restaurant.. Wasn't great the chips were cremated and finally had to pay another 3 euro for the car park; woint be going very disappointed, ...verdict.... CRAP
  • We had the fantastic vip experience and the pleasure of Joining Willie behind the scenes. This was worth every penny and we will never forget feeding the animals, especially the rhino. The park is growing and getting better, every time we visit there's something new. A massive thank you to Willie for being the gentleman he is and to all involved in making our day so special. We will be back soon :)
  • Great place for a family day out. As a Dub, I can use my Dublin Zoo Pass here which is great. This place has a lovely chilled out feel. The train ride is also very reasonably priced. A must visit for a family day out.
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