New statistics released for Fota Wildlife Park reveals that the County Cork tourist attraction recorded a surplus of over €730,000 in 2016 as result of visitor numbers hitting 465,281, which was 7% over the 430,000 for which the park budgeted.
As reported by The Irish Times, operations and retail businesses at Fota Wildlife Park brought in €4.3 million in income last year, while public donations amounted to €24,000. The park’s total surplus for 2016 came to €734,092, up from €686,204 in 2015.
According to the report in which the above figures were revealed, there has been sustained growth in visitor numbers from 440,000 in 2014 at the park since its Asian sanctuary opened to the public. The sanctuary’s construction involved a 27-acre expansion of the property and is home to an assortment of specie, including the Sumatran tiger.