Beavers for Everyone!



I just came across this story while cruising the BBC News online and thought it was pretty cute: the UK is all excited about the first wild beavers to be born on the island in four hundred years!

Native to Great Britain, beavers were, sadly, hunted to extinction there several hundred years ago. Last year scientists reintroduced the little guys to Scotland as part of the Scottish Beaver Trial, with eleven animals coming from Norway. In addition to starting families, it sounds like they are damming up all sorts of stuff and creating great new wetland environments. Good for you, beavers! ...and it's nice to know sometimes we humans can fix the things we screw up (even if it takes four hundred years!).

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