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Fota Wildlife Park

Fota Island, Cork, Ireland
0214812678
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Ranked #7 of 83 Attractions in Cork
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Visited here again last weekend. We actually visited both days as we have a pass. Lots of animals to see,easy to walk around. What I like about Fota is that it never seems busy,even when the car park is overflowing! There seems to be loads of space,as opposed to Dublin zoo. We always being a pcnic so cannot comment on... More

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Pau, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately, it poured from the heavens on our day in Fota but our family had a great day there. The kids loved seeing all the animals and the park is very relaxed and open place to walk around. Hope to go back soon but in the sunshine!!

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Cork, Cork, Ireland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This was a brilliant day out with the family. The weather really helped but the facility was excellant. Well worth visiting

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Dublin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Interesting alternative to Dublin zoo. While less animals are there, the feeling of openess is really good. A nice place for a family trip to while away an afternoon. EUR 45 for 2 adults & 2 kids so good value/

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed the day out. The kids were well used to Dublin zoo so it was a nice change and the kids loved the fact that they could get so close to the animals. The meerkat manor was definitely their favourite

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Napa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

A great day out amongst the animals. Collection is varied and interesting. Well designed park and the animals are given their space. Kangaroos and Lemurs walking around as they please. Cannot top that. The mixture of waterfowl add to the beauty of the day. Monkey Island and the Pelicans is really all i needed to know! Food was decent for... More

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Dublin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

A wonderful park where the kangaroos and wallabies were wandering free and you could get a great view of the gibbons who were on islands. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Brought my 3 year old she loved it my husband also thought is was great you can get up close to lots of animals

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Lovely day with lots to see. Enjoyed the outdoor walks. Work on new tiger areas being carried out now - will be excellent on completion

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

A great day out.We travel down as a family from Dublin.It's not as big as Dublin Zoo,but it has a different lay out.The kids love the wandering kangaroos. Go early and make it a whole day out.Attractions are evolving over the last couple of years. Well worth a trip.

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