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Beavers are very much alive and well in Devon, a wildlife charity has said.
Concerns were raised last month about a lack of sightings of beavers but now new evidence has been uncovered to show they may have simply relocated.
Devon Wildlife Trust says it is currently monitoring four 'active areas' along the River Otter, where it has seen fresh evidence of the beavers' presence.
We knew the beavers had not ‘disappeared’ but it’s good to be able to report recent evidence showing that they are still active on the river. Beavers are mobile animals and it’s quite common for them to shift their lodges and feeding grounds. There’s lots of room for beavers on this river so it’s unsurprising that they have relocated from the places that we saw them last spring and summer.
- March 2015: Beavers back in the River Otter
A family of beavers has been returned to the wild after being given a clean bill of health by Natural England.
Devon Wildlife Trust returned the beavers to the River Otter last night. They are thought to be the only breeding family in the UK.
The Trust will study the beavers over the next five years to assess the impact they have on the local environment.
This has been a really difficult few months, a huge amount of work.
We've been focusing a lot of time and effort to make sure these beavers come back to the river safely.
Beavers will be released back into the River Otter after tests showed they're disease free. The animals were captured to check they weren't infected by a dangerous parasitic disease.
Now they've been given the all clear and they'll return to their habitat in the next few weeks. Devon Wildlife Trust has been given a 5 year licence to study the beavers.