Animal SOS

At the Wildlife Hospital and Animal Sanctuary visitors find out how we can prevent wild animals from getting injured


The Park is an extraordinary mosaic of habitats. The imposing  woodland of oak, sweet chestnut, hornbeam, sycamore, willow, alder and ash have withstood the passage of centuries. On their gnarled branches rest diverse range of birds: great crested grebe, kingfisher, hobby, treecreeper, nuthatch, great spotted woodpecker, robin and the humble sparrow.

water gardens primroses, daffodils, bluebells cyclamins, violets, holly, rambles, snowdrops

Two large lakes and a number of small ponds offer sanctuary to geese, swans, mallard ducks and mandarin ducks. You need to be patient and lucky if you want to see the muntjac deer. They are elusive, but if you do spot them, what a sight to behold!

Grazing animals, mainly cattle, can be spotted in the farmland, surrounded by elegant pheasants, plump partridges and the ubiquitous pigeons.

Molehills, fox dens, and rabbit warrens are scattered almost everywhere: the nocturnal moles stay indoors during the day but the cute rabbits with their white pompom tails can be seen at dusk scampering all over the place.

The Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) is located within the Park. It is an extraordinary place run by extraordinary people (all volunteers) who help sick and injured animals and birds. It is open to the public: for more information, please visit their website www.wras-enfieldwildlife.org.uk

Splendid wildlife and magnificent plant life

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