If only all zoos were like this thoughtfully designed park. Most of the animals are free to roam without any apparent barriers, mingling with each other and human visitors. Many of the park’s residents—including kangaroos, macaws, and lemurs—have the run of 16 hectares (40 acres) of grassland; only the more dangerous animals, such as cheetahs and gibbons, are behind conventional fencing. Besides close contact with a menagerie of exotic creatures, kids can be entertained by a tour train, picnic area, and gift shop. The Savannah Café (one of two in the park) has a view of the meerkat exhibition, so you may find yourself being watched by curious eyes while eating your lunch.
East Cork› Attraction
Fota Island & Wildlife Park
Fota Island, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork
Our Rating Hours Daily 10am–4:30pm. Last entry 1 1/2 hrs. before closing Phone 021/481-2678 Prices Admission €16 adults; €11.50 seniors and students; €10.50 children 3–15, children 2 and under free; €48–€64 families Web site Fota Island & Wildlife Park
MapFota Island, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork East Cork
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