Two beavers have been released to join an existing wild colony on the River Otter in Devon. This successful – and sanctioned – release is a crucial progression in the story of England’s wild beavers. The new arrivals will add to the genetic diversity of the existing wild population.
England’s only breeding wild population of beavers has grown thanks to the release of two further animals at a secret location in East Devon.
One adult female and one adult male beaver were released on Monday evening on private land close to the River Otter. The release was sanctioned by Natural England and was made by Devon Wildlife Trust as part of the River Otter Beaver Trial – a five year project being led by the charity which is studying the impact of England’s only wild beaver population.
read more … – The Wildlife Trusts