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Sunday, May 25, 2008

European Beaver

The European Beaver will be reintroduced into Scotland after 400 years. The animal.

Four beaver families will be caught in Norway and moved to Scotland in 2009. They will be quarantined for six months before being released into five lochs proposed for the process. This will be the first time a mammal has been reintroduced into the wild in the UK and the program will have a trial run of five years. It is being hailed as an "historic moment."

The European Beaver was hunted to extinction in Scotland in the 16th-Century.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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