Fota Wildlife Park

Over 90 different species, including cheetahs, zebras, gibbons and many more. A real treat for the family.

Fota Wildlife Park is not like an ordinary zoo. Animals thrive in a free-range environment, which allows them to roam free, while mixed with other species as well as with visitors.

These species are also able to adjust to the Irish Climate. The animals themselves make the choice of seeking shelter when necessary. In some cases, for example the giraffes, only a barrier separates visitors from the animals but this is always unobtrusive and does not reduce the animals’ quality of life.

Just beside the Wildlife Park is the internationally renowned Fota Arboretum, which has a beautiful collection of trees and shrubs, from all over the world, including China, Japan, Australia and the Himalayas.

Fota Wildlife Park is open every day of the year except on Christmas Day & St. Stephens Day. Amenities include coffee shop, tour train, picnic benches and comprehensive information/identification panels on all major species.