Iranian cheetah: the subspecies is slimmer, lighter and shorter than African cheetahs. Those living above the snow line grow a luxuriant, pale coat as winter sets in. Photograph: Houman Jowkar

The Asiatic cheetah is a subspecies that once roamed across much of Asia. Now, only 50 adults remain in the wild, in Iran. The director of Fota Wil(...)

Dearg was born in June  at Fota Wildlife Park. Photograph: Neil Danton

Fota Wildlife Park in Cork has chosen a strong Irish name for its most recent arrival, a baby Red Panda Cub – named Dearg. Dearg was born in Ju(...)

A cheetah at Fota Wildlife Park. More than 14,000 people visited Fota during the June Bank Holiday weekend as the east Cork attraction opened its new tiger forest. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Tourism Leo Varadkar has promised to look “very seriously” at an application for €2 million in funding from Fota Wildlife Park to help de(...)

Baby Bison with mother Donna

Wardens at Fota Wildlife Park in Cork are calling on the public to suggest a name for one of its newest arrivals, a baby bison. The male Europe(...)