BEAVERS GO FREE

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The re­lease was con­ducted ear­lier this week by a team from RZSS Ed­in­burgh Zoo. The beavers, which came from Bavaria in Ger­many, were cho­sen from RZSS High­land Wildlife Park and Wild­wood Trust in Kent. They've been re­leased into the wild as part of the Scot­tish Beaver Trial. Their re­lease is the first stage of a three-year pro­gramme that will see up to 28 beavers re­leased into the wild, un­der con­trolled and mon­i­tored con­di­tions.

Beavers were first re­leased back into the wild in Scot­land in 2009 as part of the Scot­tish Beaver Trial. Be­fore then, beavers had been ex­tinct in Scot­land for more than 400 years.

Check out our video of the beavers be­ing re­leased at first.news/beavers.

THREE new beavers have been re­leased into Knap­dale For­est in Ar­gyll. They are part of a plan to boost the pop­u­la­tion of wild beavers in Scot­land.

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