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Fota Wildlife Park

Fota Island, Cork, Ireland
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Ranked #9 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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Napa, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We brought the children here and they absolutely loved it. We got the train from Cork and it brought us to Fota station within a few minutes walk of the park. There were plenty of animals to view and the children loved to watch them roving freely through the parkland - though of course we were quite safe!! Definitely worth... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Myself and my partner visited here yesterday and it was wonderful! We loved every minute of it! It's a great place for all ages! We will definitely return in the future!

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waterford,ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Ive been to Fota twice over the last few weeks, the layout of the park is brilliant with many animals walking freely around. There is beautiful walks around the area and you can see all the animals very well none are hidden away or too far to see. There are different times where animals are fed such as the cheetah... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I'm from the nearby town of Cobh and have visited Fota too many times to count and will keep going back as long as I'm able. A great layout with plenty to see and do I've never had a bad visit. Many of the animals wander about freely and the space is sympathetic to their needs. They are lively and... More

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Naas, Kildare, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

LOVED the noise from all the animals and the fact they weren't hidden behind glass walls. My blind daughter LOVED the noise from the monkeys, parrots and the ducks etc. She loved the train and the driver was incredibly kind to us

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