News | February 1st, 2016
Blessingbourne Estate is home to lots of different types of wildlife including several beautiful Sika Deer, who happily roam the grounds and can be seen hiding in the forest. The sika deer originates from Japan, Taiwan and the adjacent mainland of eastern Asia. It is intermediate in size between roe and red deer, with a white-spotted coat in summer. The tail is shorter than that of fallow. The sika deer was introduced into deer parks from 1860 onwards. Over the past 150 years many have escaped and bred successfully in the wild, especially in areas of acid soils.
So next time you visit Blessingbourne Estate keep an eye out for our playful deer!