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.