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Fota Wildlife Park, Cork

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Zoo / Aquarium Wildlife Area
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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  • What a great place! The animals have so much space (unlike any other zoo or wildlife park I've ever been to). There are kangaroos, wallabies, peacocks and lemurs roaming free around the park as well a...  more »
  • Took my 2 boys and au pair to fota wildlife a couple of weeks ago and we are still raving about it. The park is so well kept and spread out, the facilities were great and lots of food/ picnic areas al...  more »
  • It was a fantastic surprise to see how Fota has expanded since I last visited some years ago. It has great variety and a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. It has something for everyone. Credit to a...  more »
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  • You can walk around at your own leisure taking in the sights and behaviour (sometimes cheeky) of all the wonderful animals. For €0.50 you can get some duck food and hand feed the ducks and geese that roam freely. Also, be on the lookout for grey kangaroos, ring-tailed lemurs, peacocks, peahens and Mara which also roam freely without barriers. You may also be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a wild Irish rabbit in the undergrowth. A perfect place for a family day out.
  • A huge wildlife park your family will surely enjoy. Lots of various friendly animals could be seen in the area. From king of the jungle down to the cutest Meerkat. Others are in cage while the rest are set free to stroll around the vicinity. We had a blast during our visit. It's one of a kind experience you and your family and friends would proudly share. Fit for an educational tour, nature & animal lovers, free spirit and those who understands and protects the environment.
  • Every time of the year we go visit Fota park. It's beautiful everytime we go. Nature, plants in bloom. When we need inspiration or to be with own thoughts we go there! You can even have your dog with you just don't forget about the leash. Highly recommended to visit
  • Wonderful day out. Animals are well kept and look contented. Plenty of parking. Wheelchairs easy to use on well maintained paths. New attractions are being built but work doesn't hinder the enjoyment of the park.
  • I lovely place to walk around with family. Animal welfare seems to be taken seriously here as the animals are well taken care of and have tons of space to roam. Top notch visit.