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New Beaver Introduced to Knapdale

A new male beaver named Christian was released successfully into a Knapdale loch by the Scottish Beaver Trial on September 21. The hope is that he and a female beaver, Trude, already living on the loch will form a breeding pair, increasing the breeding population in the area. The main indicator that they have formed ...

Scottish Beaver Trial Update – August 2010

The Scottish Beaver Trial has announced the exciting news that the fist beaver kits have been born. Although they are a few months old, they have only recently been spotted as beavers are shy and mainly nocturnal, and the young kits typically emerge from the lodge after a few months. Two kits from different families ...

New Beavers Introduced to Knapdale Forest

On May 4, the Scottish Beaver Trial released into the wild a further two beavers (one male, one female) at a secret location in Knapdale Forest not far from Loch Melfort. In May 2009, 11 beavers were released and are thriving in their new home and it’s hoped that the new additions will quickly and ...

First Lodge for Scottish Beavers

The beavers that were introduced to Knapdale Forest in May have built their first lodge. This exciting development shows that the beavers are settling in well to their new Scottish home. The lodge is essentially a shelter for the beavers when they are not in the water and is made from branches and earth which ...

Wildlife Update! – Beavers Back in Scotland

Scottish wildlife received a boost recently with a trial introduction of beavers. This is the first time beavers have lived in the wild in Scotland in 400 years. The five year trial launched at the end of May in Knapdale Forest in Mid-Argyll, a short drive from Loch Melfort Hotel, with the aim of partly ...