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Fota Wildlife Park

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Carrigtwohill, Ireland
+353 21 481 2678
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We have yearly membership here and I have to say we enjoy every trip. I personally think it is... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
via mobile
Fun day out

The park has great variety with a large no.of different animals to see. The walk around the park is... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
via mobile
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Fota Wildlife Park is Cork's most visited Tourist Attraction and has been awarded best family day out in Cork and Munster. The Park is set on 70 acres on the scenic Fota Island in the heart of Cork Harbour only 15 minutes from Cork City (top 10 in the best cities to visit in the Lonely Planet guide's 'Best in Travel 2010').The park is not like an ordinary zoo; here you can come face to face with free roaming animals & birds from all parts of the world. So whether 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.In addition to the wonderful array of free roaming animals, visitors also have the opportunity to see highly endangered species such as the Rothschild giraffe, European Bison, Lion Tailed Macaque and Scimitar Horned Oryx, most of them without the obstacle of fenced-in exhibits.This is the most spectacular aspect of Fota Wildlife Park, and is the reason you'll want to spend a full day exploring Ireland's Wildest Attraction.
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  • Poor4%
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Carrigtwohill, Ireland
+353 21 481 2678

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We have yearly membership here and I have to say we enjoy every trip. I personally think it is better then Dublin Zoo and would love to see elephants and hippos oh and of course gorillas ... would be amazing

Thank Orlawright
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

The park has great variety with a large no.of different animals to see. The walk around the park is very pleasant and you can get very close to the animals who all look happy and well cared for. There is also a little train option...More

Thank KCull78
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We drove from Kerry over. It was an over cast day but dry. I was there as a child and remembered the main big field but it has expanded a lot since then. Very interesting to see animal. Some enclosures a bit too over grown...More

Thank Ciara F
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We had a really fun time here. Lots of cute animals! Wallabies everywhere! And we saw cute cheetah cubs. Feels like the animals have lots of space too and aren't cramped in.

Thank Afatpigeon
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We did the Fota Island VIP Family Experience yesterday and our guide, Willie, was absolutely amazing. The tour was absolutely brilliant and I can't believe it only cost €150. We had four children on the tour - aged 7 to almost 13 and each and...More

Thank MackKilkenny
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Little on dear side at 16 euro n then a euro for a map but to be fair no real need for one. Was sunny day which helped. Clean tidy friendly n very well ran. In the area worth a visit.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We visited with family and friends and were really impressed. Great park and very well laid out, great experience for young children old and young.Very easy to get up close to the animals.

Thank PandCWmeath
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We have been going to Fota for over 10 years. It's gets better and better. The new enclosures are fantastic. We saw the cheetahs feeding, the tiger cub playing hide and seek with his mum. All kinds if small and precious things. Memories are made...More

Thank Rory B
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

We went to fota with our elder son a few years ago and it was really nice, we went again today with our young boy and had a lovely few hours checking out the animals the new (to us) reptile house and of course the...More

1  Thank JulesWeakley
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Great place! The animals were all very active when we went in the afternoon. We could hear the lion roar a couple times though the park.

Thank NHWild
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