Coincidentally, many years ago, a British couple established a wildlife park, not realizing how important this location would be to their autistic grandson in the future. The boy finds it difficult to communicate with other people, but when he is around animals and birds, his anxiety subsides. Eagle Heights Wildlife Park was founded in 1996 by Englishman Allan Amz, who relocated from London to Kent with his wife and two children.
The company turned out to be a success. The park’s lands have been replenished with many permanent residents over the last 25 years, including six alpacas, thirty huskies, a hundred birds of prey, nine meerkats, and four sheep. Allan had no idea that he was creating a menagerie that would save his family years later. Archie, Allan’s eight-year-old grandson, is autistic.
The boy finds it difficult to communicate with other people, but he is at ease when surrounded by animals and birds. Archie has spent a lot of time in the menagerie since he was a child and is friends with many of the park’s residents, according to Metro.co.uk. “He is extremely gentle with animals.” He is particularly fond of birds.
“Our park is a special place, and the people who live there are like family to us,” Samantha, the boy’s mother, says.Archie liked the family business, which pleases the British woman. Samantha’s childhood was filled with adventure thanks to her parents’ efforts: she and her brother witnessed the birth of chicks and taught them to fly, assisted her father in caring for animals of all ages, and spent a lot of time outside.
Her special son is now growing up in this amazing environment. He learns a lot of new things, far more than he could at home or school. Archie learned how to properly walk birds of prey at the age of six. He adores the owl named Pepe the most of the park’s hundreds of birds.Samantha is fond of animals and birds, as is her son. She’s been an adult for a long time, but she still has feelings for the animals in the menagerie.
And, despite doing mostly administrative work, the Briton admits that she sometimes runs out of the office after the park closes to chat with them or simply lie down next to them. “We have an amazing life; we have an interesting, fun job.” We owe Mom and Dad gratitude for everything. She has always worked to bring people and wildlife together. “Right now, we’re trying to inspire visitors to care for the world around them,” Samantha says.