Recent Final Year Students

Fourth year students in the BEES department undertake a comprehensive final year research project with an academic supervisor. Over the last 10 years over 50 final year research projects have been completed at Fota Wildlife Park. For more informtation on some of our recent fourth year student projects, please click a link below.


2021 - 2022

Bridin Foster - A behavioural study of Drill monkeys at Fota Wildlife Park

Michael Feeney - Asiatic lion behaviour at Fota Wildlife Park

Rowan Collier - Enclosure use and behaviour of two different taxa (spider monkeys and flamingos) at Fota Wildlife Park

Calvin Jordan - A behavioural study of the integration of a ring-tailed lemur group

Aoife Callanan - The use of environmental enrichment in hoofstook at Fota Wildlife Park

David Twomey - A behavioural study of noturnal giraffe behaviour and enclosure use at Fota Wildlife Park

Rory Lucy - Is aggression linked to diet in Siamang gibbons at Fota Wildlife Park

2020 - 2021

Sarah O'Donoghue - Assessing visitor effects on Aves at Fota Wildlife Park

Juliette Hennessy - Terriforial advertising by captive Asiatic lions at high latitude: Consistent with known patterns of natural behaviour in the tropics and subtropics? 

Link to Asiatic lion territorial vocalisations at Fota Wildlife Park 

2019 - 2020

Lydia Elliot - A behavioural study of drill monkeys (Mandrillus leucophaeus) at Fota Wildlife Park  LE_FYP

2018 - 2019 

Daniel Moloney - Comparative behavioral analysis of Asiatic lions (Panthera leo persica) at Fota Wildlife Park  DM_FYP

Zoo Research Group

School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

University College Cork, Distillery Fields, North Mall, Cork, T23N73K