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Fota Wildlife Park
Fota Wildlife Park is a wildlife park located on Fota Island, near Carrigtwohill, County Cork. The park is set on 75 acres and is home to nearly 30 mammal and 50 bird species. Some of the animals roam freely with the visitors, such as the ring-tailed lemurs and squirrel monkeys, while larger animals, including the giraffe and bison, live in paddocks with unobtrusive barriers. The purpose of this is to allow visitors view the animals in a more natural environment.
Fota Wildlife Park aims to be a leading contributor to the conservation of wildlife through conservation education, the breeding of endangered species and the promotion of conservation worldwide. Get involved in the wildlife activities and explore your love for nature by getting up close views of some of the unique species.
Trains from Cork city run from Kent Station on the Lower Glanmire Road (a short walk east from the city centre).
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