Beavers to find home in Lake District

Eurasian beavers are to be released into Cumbria's Eden Valley to examine how the species thrives in upland environments, conservationists have announced.

Beavers have been absent from England for 400 years after they were hunted to extinction for their fur, meat and scent glands.  But efforts to return the species to other parts of the UK are already underway across east and west Devon, Essex, the Forest of Dean, Somerset and the South Downs

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