Family of beavers released at Wallington

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    A family of four Eurasian beavers were given a very warm welcome by the staff and volunteers at Wallington in Northumberland yesterday (12 July). The beavers were released on the estate as part of plans to boost wildlife and increase the landscape's resilience to a changing climate. Beavers were once a mainstay of British rivers but became extinct in the 16th century due to being hunted for their fur, meat and scent glands. In recent years, they have been reintroduced at a growing number of sites in Britain. The Wallington Estate is the location for the our third beaver release, following successful introductions on Exmoor in 2020 and the South Downs in 2021. The release is the first to take place in Northumberland, with the animals becoming one of the very few beaver populations in northern England. Two adult beavers and two young have been relocated from wild populations in the River Tay catchment in Scotland and will make their home in a 24-hectare fenced enclosure on a tributary of the River Wansbeck. We protect and care for places so people and nature can thrive. Everyone can get involved, everyone can make a difference. Nature, beauty, history. For everyone, for ever. You can donate to us at
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    English Heritage
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