Fota Wildlife Park, part of the Zoological Society of Ireland, is located on 100 acres at Fota Island which is 10km (23 minute drive) east of Cork City and 40kms (36 minute drive) west of Youghal. Fota has an annual attendance of 440,000 visitors. It is currently the second largest visitor attraction in Ireland outside of Leinster.
At Fota Wildlife Park visitors from all over the world are welcome and world, and every guest is known to leave with a lasting fascination for at least one of the amazing animals and indeed with a new understanding of conservation. This is the perfect atmosphere to discover diverse species and habitats and to understand how to protect them for future generations, and it’s a wonderful day out for the whole family as well.
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.