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Beavers in UK Zoos?

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by ThomasNotTom, 16 Oct 2019.

  1. ThomasNotTom

    ThomasNotTom Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Zoo people,

    I'm currently putting together a list of Zoos in the UK with Beavers - Zoos with Eurasian beavers(C. fiber) are the main focus, but it would also be good to know the status of their North American (C. canadensis) cousins. Below is what I have managed to discover so far:

    There are currently two collections with Eurasian - Wildwood, and one other.

    Then two with North American - Drusillas Park and All things Wild.

    Holders that seem to have "recently" gone out of Beavers include:
    -HWP
    -Borth Animal Kingdom
    -WWT Slimbridge
    -Curraghs Wildlife Park

    EDIT: Beaver Water World - sent theirs to All Things Wild.

    If anyone could help to identify any other current or "recently" previous holders (public or private), then that would be a real help! Bonus points if you're able to share any exhibit photos that aren't currently on the gallery.

    Many thanks,

    TNT :)
     
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  3. ThomasNotTom

    ThomasNotTom Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I did suspect that it had closed, many thanks for the link!

    EDIT: It seems that they are still functioning in some sort of a "rescue capacity", but obviously not at the previous site; most of the animals appear to have moved onto other collections. Anyone with info as to where their beavers went?
     
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  4. Ned

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    The beavers at All Things Wild were from Beaver Water World I believe.
     
  5. ThomasNotTom

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    Thank you - certainly makes sense. I appreciate the help!
     
  6. cliffxdavis

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    The beavers at All Things Wild were extremely active during the day when I visited a few weeks ago, something I can not say I have seen anywhere else.

    It was also interesting that ATW have signs up in their toilets saying they use rainwater for the flush.
     
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  7. ThomasNotTom

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    Thanks Cliff!