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400 Years after Extinction, Guess Who’s Coming Back to a Major City to Fight Floods

400 Years after Extinction, Beavers Return to Major City to Combat Flooding

Dam.  Beavers haven’t been in London in over 400 years, but now the crafty rodents are reintroduced into the UK capital.

A pair of beavers were released into a designed enclosure on Forty Hall Farm in Enfield, March 17th.

The beavers are part of a two-year plan by Enfield Council to combat the increase in major flash floods, which have become a big problem in the city in recent years.

Chew on this:  It’s hoped the reintroduction of the beavers will encourage the animals to build dams and restore habitats – which help slow down and filter water in the city’s wetlands.  Officials hope this will reduce downstream flooding.

Put together more, here:  (UPI)

 

  • After 400 years, beavers are be reintroduced to London, in hopes they’ll help combat floods that have become a problem in recent years in the area


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