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.

An adult beaver being released back into the wild in Devon

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.

– Peter Burgess, Devon Wildlife Trust