Fota Wildlife Park

The Fota Wildife Park is in County Cork, Ireland. It’s 75 acres with free roaming animals and you can see from the pictures that you can get close. Watching the monkeys climb, clamber, dance and swing was quite hypnotic and the highlight of my day.

I also got to see a chick hatch from an egg, apparently the first crack was two hours previous and he was hard at work since. I was very fortunate with my timing. I was unfortunate however, in that the day I went they didn’t hold a cheetah run. This is the only place in Ireland to have one. They have a device which makes the cheetahs meal travel 10 feet of the ground up to speeds of 65kph on a wire. This makes them work for their food and is a source of exercise.

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