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    Eurasian beaver

    Sorry to disappoint, but what a thread title.

    First beaver born in Cheshire for more than 400 years



    Beavers have successfully bred in Cheshire for the first time in more than 400 years as their reintroduction is declared a success.

    A pair of Eurasian beavers were released at Hatchmere, near Delamere Forest, by Cheshire Wildlife Trust 18 months ago.

    The trust said the sighting of the newborn beaver was "a real milestone".

    The beavers have helped stimulate the reserve's ecosystem and its future now "looked positive", a spokesman said.

    Eurasian beavers were hunted to extinction across the UK in the 16th Century, being killed for meat, fur and a waterproofing oil they secrete.

    Since the early 2000s, beavers have been reintroduced across the UK in various projects including one on the River Otter in Devon.
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    Most Eurasian beavers are light brown or reddish-brown. They rarely appear in the dark or black colors of North American beavers. Another identification mark is their head size. A Eurasian beaver has a less rounded head and a narrower muzzle than a North American beaver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prawnograph View Post
    Sorry to disappoint, but what a thread title.

    First beaver born in Cheshire for more than 400 years



    Beavers have successfully bred in Cheshire for the first time in more than 400 years as their reintroduction is declared a success.

    A pair of Eurasian beavers were released at Hatchmere, near Delamere Forest, by Cheshire Wildlife Trust 18 months ago.

    The trust said the sighting of the newborn beaver was "a real milestone".

    The beavers have helped stimulate the reserve's ecosystem and its future now "looked positive", a spokesman said.

    Eurasian beavers were hunted to extinction across the UK in the 16th Century, being killed for meat, fur and a waterproofing oil they secrete.

    Since the early 2000s, beavers have been reintroduced across the UK in various projects including one on the River Otter in Devon.
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    Most Eurasian beavers are light brown or reddish-brown. They rarely appear in the dark or black colors of North American beavers. Another identification mark is their head size. A Eurasian beaver has a less rounded head and a narrower muzzle than a North American beaver.
    That's good news in light of one of the pair that was reintroduced in London dying recently:

    One of first beavers in London for 400 years is found dead in Enfield | Metro News

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    Quote Originally Posted by prawnograph View Post
    Beavers have successfully bred in Cheshire
    There is lots of beaver in the UK now

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    There is lots of beaver in the UK now
    I spent time at one of the original reintroduction projects near Brno in 2005.

    It takes time to convince the Farming lobby that the reintroduction in the UK was both worthy, and achievable.

    There will be a need to combine the UK starter projects, in order for long term breeding stock to thrive.

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