A tour of the green countryside round Ishøj should include a visit to Ishøj Wildlife Park near Tranegilde. Formerly the area was used by Copenhagen Zoo for the rehabilitation of animals, but today the animals in the enclosures belong to Ishøj Wildlife Park. You will see long-haired cattle, Scottish highland cattle, black & white Swiss goats, moufflons similar to deer and white-headed marsh sheep.
The area covers about 40 acres intersected by several interconnected gravel paths. Motoring is not allowed in the park. There are chairs and tables for visitors who want to enjoy their packed lunches and drinks in the open.
The Wildlife Park used to be part of the royal game preserves. On the western outskirts of the park, the Vildtbane Stone, which is today a protected national monument, was raised by Christian VII in 1775 to mark out the King's exclusive hunting rights.
An impressive red, Chinese-inspired portal marks the entrance to the Wildlife Park. Originally constructed for the World Exhibition in Copenhagen in 1888 it has also adorned the Tivoli Entrance before being moved to Ishøj. It is indeed a historic piece of design.