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We wouldn’t know a thing about “Ireland‘s Wildest Attraction,” Fota Wildlife Park if it weren’t for Olivia O’Brien’s blog featured this week on WordPress’ Freshly Pressed. Ms. O’Brien’s photographs were so lovely that we had to research the source of her inspiration. Fota Wildlife Park is home to some seventy species of animals from around the world and a top ten visitor attraction in Ireland, not that we’d know. It’s on their website. It looks like a definite go-to place should you find yourself in Ireland around Cork.
Fota Wildlife Park was opened in 1983. Located in the south of Ireland, in County Cork, the park is set on 75 acres (300,000 m2), and is home to nearly 30 mammal and 50 bird species. Many of the animals roam freely with the visitors, such as the ring-tailed lemurs and squirrel monkeys. The larger animals, including the giraffe and bison, live in spacious paddocks with unobtrusive barriers. This allows visitors to enjoy an up close and personal experience with the animals.
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. MORE [Wikipedia]
Photograph and conservation status via Wikipedia.