Ready for some fresh air and exercise?
There are few Christmas holiday excursions as fun as a stroll around Fota Wildlife Park and the crew is preparing to reopen the gates after a short break.
The park reopens at 9.30am on Tuesday, December 27th, and visitors can swing by daily for the week, including New Year’s Eve, December 31st and New Year’s Day, January 1st, 2023.
It’s the ideal opportunity to meet Fota Wildlife Park’s 13-week-old Indian rhino calf ‘Jai’, the only Indian rhino birth in Ireland ever and one of only six Indian rhinos born in any zoological institution in the world this year.
Jai arrived on September 19th, 2022, after a gestation period of 16 months, born to his mother, Maya, and father, Jamil.
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“He’s a very lively and inquisitive calf,” said Lead Ranger, Aidan Rafferty.
“Visitors can usually get an opportunity to see him in the afternoons when he’s outside in his paddock with his mother, generally running about and playing!”
The park closes at 4pm during the winter so the last entry is 2.30pm (3pm if Santa brought you an Annual Pass).