As you are all probably aware at this stage, Fota Wildlife Park is under a vigorous make over with the addition of a new park expansion which is said to be worth in the region of €6m. The latest news from the project is that pandas are set to be just one of the many new animals to make their home in what will be one of the biggest parks of its kind in Europe once completed.
The park, which sees its first change in 30 years, are hoping to secure two rare giant pandas and hope that Cork’s twinning with Shanghai, China will make things easier. A spokesperson for the park revealed just how difficult it would be to secure two giant pandas as he pointed out that only one zoo in the UK alone houses the beautiful animals. The 28 acre expansion will also boast other exotic animals including Indian rhinos and Asiatic lions at the new Asian sanctuary.
Here is some news that will bring joy to the hearts of animal lovers all over the world. A spokesperson for Fota Wildlife Park has revealed that they aim to breed more endangered animals and hope to release them back into the wild. They will be focusing on Asia as that is the part of the world with the highest amount of endangered animals.
Good news for the Fota area as Fota Wildlife park have announced they are to create 10 new jobs. This is due to the recent announcement of the park expansion that we informed our readers about a few weeks ago.
Just recently we received official news from the popular tourist attraction in Cork that the park has been given €600,000 to build an indoor animal care and conservation centre for endangered species.The project is expected to be completed by August of this years giving visitors the chance to see a wider range of exotic animals. Continue reading
It has just been announced that South and East Cork Area Development (SECAD) will be supporting the construction of a new Animal Care and Conservation Centre at Fota Wildlife Park.
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney was on site to turn the first sod of the expansion and expressed his delight with the exciting project. The new facility which will house native and globally endangered species will cost over €600,000 with a €200,000 grant provided by SECAD. Continue reading
As part of the exciting new expansion plans for Fota Wildlife Park more exotic animals will make their home at the new section of the park. An Asian wild dog named a dhole, goat antelope known as a golden takin as well as Japanese cranes are just some of the newest animals to be added to the list. This adds to the Sumatran tigers and wharty pigs from the Philippines which were named recently
It is hoped that the first phase of the project, which will see additions to the park of Sumatran tigers and wharty pigs from the Philippines, will be open to the public by next summer. Continue reading