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Wildlife

 

Leonardslee Gardens features an extraordinary range of wildlife, including rare deer colonies, wallabies (including albinos), wildfowl and enormous carp.

The Leonardslee wallabies were introduced by naturalist Sir Edmund Loder in 1889, and are believed to be Bennett Wallabies from Tasmania, Australia, which are winter-hardy, with a thick winter coat.   

The wallabies roam the estate freely. The breeding season is January and February and at Leonardslee you can visit the wallaby enclosure which is specifically for breeding pairs - but please don’t disturb the mothers or young joeys!

Leonardslee has an extensive deer park which is home to over 100 free roaming deer, there are three varieties: Sika, Axis and Fallow.