Bushy Park is a deer park. Red and Fallow Deer still roam freely throughout the park, just as they did when Henry VIII used to hunt here.
Bushy Park is of national importance for its insects and other invertebrates, with 123 nationally scarce or threatened species recorded so far.
There is a long list of birds that can be found in Bushy Park which includes all three native woodpeckers, kestrel, tawny owl and a range of waterfowl.
Bushy Park's many ponds and streams are home to a very good range of fish including perch, roach, chub, bream and rudd.
Bushy Park contains a regionally important area (about 130 hectares) of Acid Grassland, which is a priority habitat for conservation.