Devon's beavers have begun to breed

Wild beavers living on a river in Devon have been breeding. The River Otter Beaver Project has been monitoring the animals, which are the first wild colony in England for centuries.

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Decision expected on Devon's beavers

It is thought at least three beavers are living in the wild near Ottery St Mary Credit: PA

A decision is due on the fate of wild beavers living on the River Otter in Devon.

Conservationists think at least three now live near Ottery St Mary. Devon Wildlife Trust hopes to spend five years studying the impact of the beavers on the local environment. It has launched an appeal to fund the project.

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