Thursday 23 May 2019

Lemurs on way to Tayto Park

Tayto Park, Ireland's only theme park and zoo is delighted to announce the opening of 'Lemur Woods', which will see the arrival of 15 ring tailed lemurs to Ireland's largest lemur walkthrough.

Lemur Woods is the latest addition to the zoo at Tayto Park located in Ashbourne, and will give visitors an immersive experience with these incredible endangered species.

Set in a large habitat in a natural woodland visitors will walk along a looped pathway within the enclosure, creating a fun, dynamic experience giving visitors the opportunity to see and learn all about these fascinating and lovable primates closer than ever before.

Ring tailed lemurs are the sixth species of primate to join the zoo at Tayto Park.

Endemic to Madagascar their most distinguishing feature is their long, thick, tail with black and white rings.

Ring tailed lemurs are social animals and live in groups known as troops, the Tayto Park troop is made up of young individuals who are part of the European Endangered Species Breeding Programme.

Tayto Park's Zoo Manager, Lee Donohoe says 'We're delighted to welcome lemurs to the zoo.

Adding new species to our collection is always an exciting time but even more so when they have such conservation importance. Lemur Woods is a fantastic opportunity to teach visitors of all ages about Madagascar and its species but doing it in a fun and memorable way'.

In an exciting addition, Tayto Park has announced limited edition family tickets for Tayto Park FunFest.

Taking place this June (29th & 30th) festival goers can now avail of limited edition family tickets choosing from a discounted family ticket of two entries (€90) to a family of six entries (€270).

Tayto Park members can also avail of this limited-edition offer receiving a further reduction on family tickets to FunFest.

The weekend festival will host 16 Irish and International music acts on the main stage across the weekend and the big top tents will host magicians, dance acts, circus performers and much more. On 29th & 30th June,

Tayto Park will only be open to Funfest ticket holders, tickets available at

Drogheda Independent