HISTORY OF HORNBEAM WOOD HEDGEHOG SANCTUARY
Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary is located on the same lands that made up Grahame Dangerfield's Animal Sanctuary and still uses many of the original pens and cages.
Grahame Dangerfield was a involved with the rescue of Wildlife. He was also an author and broadcaster, and presenter. In the 1960s he was one of the first British television naturalists, and was largely involved with rescued British wildlife.
In 1965 Grahame left Britain to work in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. In the 1970s, he opened a private zoo at Wheathampstead. Dangerfield was the author of a number of books about nature, including The Unintended Zoo (1965) and The Rajah of Bong and Other Owls (1981). He lived in Kenya in later life and passed away on 13th July 2018 at the age of 80.
Grahame returned to England very briefly some years ago as he was undergoing medical treatment. Martin who had also at the time recently returned from working and living in Africa, was very fortunate to have spent a little time with Grahame before his death. They both watched birds together at the Sanctuary that were in the same nest boxes Grahame had put up in the late 1980s.
DANGERFIELD ANIMAL HOSPITAL 1962
Naturalist, Graham Dangerfield at home in Hertfordshire.