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Beavers rescued from Scotland arrive at new home in Cornwall


Two beaver sisters rescued from Scotland have reached their new home in Cornwall

The beavers were only a few months old when they were separated from their family after human intervention.

No family members were found to reunite them with so they were taken into human care to ensure their survival.

They were rescued by Dr Roisin Campbell-Palmer before going to Five Sisters Zoo in West Calder, West Lothian where they underwent health screenings.

The beavers have now arrived at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, where they were released into a large woodland area.

Jenny Bryce, wildlife ecology manager at NatureScot, said: “We’re very pleased to be able to help with this project by licensing the relocation of beavers from Scotland to Cornwall.

“Beavers can have hugely positive impacts on nature and people, creating habitats such as ponds and wetlands where other species thrive, as well as moderating water flows and improving water quality.

“We wish the Cornish Seal Sanctuary every success and look forward to supporting similar projects elsewhere to realise the many benefits that beavers can provide.”

Beavers became extinct on mainland Britain in the 16th century due to hunting, but are now present at a handful of sites across the country.

They were mainly targeted for their fur and castoreum, a musky secretion believed to have medicinal properties.


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