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Address: Fota Island, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 21 481 2678
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Fota Wildlife Park is Cork's most visited Tourist Attraction and has been...

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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Great day out

Great selection of animals and plenty of areas to have your own picnic. The walk is just enough for young children. Great parking facilities not a huge walk from the park.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Claire G
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The park is a work in progress, the first half is modern but back towards the back is very dated. Costs to get in, the price is fare but the 3 euro exit at the gate is a joke. While at the Wildlife park you must visit Fota house and gardens.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great selection of animals and plenty of areas to have your own picnic. The walk is just enough for young children. Great parking facilities not a huge walk from the park.

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Thank Claire G
Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent train trip from the city to fota and then basking in animal glory. Fun day indeed with friends

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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this is the best place to go for a day out with the children they can really get to know the animals where they come from and see them first hand if you wont to bring a picnic there are lovely grounds to sit and eat your food you can all so eat at the restaurant it is very reasonable... More 

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Portadown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our day out with the kids, saw lots of animals close up. Staff very pleasant and helpful too.

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Thank Lindsay B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fab day out yesterday 22nd .We were last their 2 yes ago ... Pity the monkey sanctuary is not updated as the sticks look rotten and poor area to hide .As 54 euro for 2 adults and 3 children is steep for only looking at animals ... and the place was mobbed with families... So not short for monies... Catherine

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Thank Catherine M
Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a lovely day out , although a lot of the animals where missing ? For example the seal and the Eagle where no where to be seen , and alot of the animals looked very sad like the cheetahs who just passes up and down the fence. Also there was only one male lion no female? Very lonely... More 

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Edenderry, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were lucky to arrive for our visit to Fota on a scorching hot Monday. The girls thoroughly enjoyed being so close to nature and seeing the animals in their large enclosures. A great family day out

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County Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is what it says on the tin. Pretty good zoo, plenty small animals fir young children but really not a lot if they are over 8.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I recently visited Fota after a long absence, I was thoroughly amazed by the improvements that have been made to the park since I was last there housing old favourites as well as some new arrivals. This wildlife park is well worth a visit. We were so impressed we bought a yearly ticket on the way out and because we... More 

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