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Fota Wildlife Park

Fota Island, Cork, Ireland
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Ranked #4 of 81 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We went without kids and had a great few hours here! It's cheap enough in and there's plenty of parking. It's great that you can see most of the animals up so close, especially the small kangaroos which are just out on the grass :) The tiger enclosure isn't great, but it is still being done. They have cheetahs, which... More

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

this is a nice wildlife park to spend your sundays with kids..the park is nicely planned as compared to other zoos..kids can observe the animals at a short and safe distance.. the train on wheels is a bonus for the kids..

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Cork, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We visited Fota last Saturday Week, not having been there for a number of years, The improvements to the whole area are a credit to those charged with the care of the animals and their presentation to the general public. The Tiger feeding was a real treat along with the new enclosures. The crowds were massive which spoke if its... More

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Westport, Mayo, Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

My wife was waxing lyrical about Fota Wildlife Park during our internet research for our min-break to Cork. We took the children and had a fantastic day out...it's a special place! The whole set-up is so well planned, and compared to many zoos and other family attractions you can see the sheer amount of financial investment and planning they have... More

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Cobh, Ireland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I went there with my son on a beautiful sunny day. this park is not a zoo. its a cute wildlife park. many animals run about free, what i really liked. you never know what you will see behind the next bush. for 1 euro a safari train on wheels, drives you to the end of the park. 2 euros... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We were lucky enough to visit on a sunny day & enjoyed an amble through the park watching a variety of animals in quite a reasonable space. The keepers were happy to share information if asked.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Went with my partner for a day out and although it was chilly it didn't take away from the wonderful atmosphere of the zoo. It is small compared to other wildlife parks but isnt over crowded with animals either so you're not overwhelmed. Plenty of picnic areas and even a cafe for those colder days. Highly recommended for anyone who... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I really enjoyed my time here - you can easily spend few hours in Fota. There are loads of animals around and some of them actually just walking around you. Kids will love it. We watched cheetah feeding - it is something spectacular, don't miss it (it is happening twice a day). They also have cafes & kids zones. At... More

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Youghal, Ireland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Its a nice place to take the kids to, wildlife park with loads a different species, not a zoo as such and animals have huge areas to roam around. Kids love seeing Kangaroos allover the park with no barriers. Wasn't to impressed though by the new Tropical House, not much in it and not a Tropical House one would expect... More

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europe
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73 reviews 73 reviews
20 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Very busy when we visited on Saturday - lots of animals which could be easily viewed, to hidden away.

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