Perthshire welcomes first beaver in 200 years at Loch of the Lowes

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Loch of the Lowes

Great news for wildlife lovers – a beaver has been spotted by the Scottish Wildlife Trust at the Loch of the Lowes reserve, making it the first time one has been seen there in almost 200 years, according to BBC News. The news was first reported on the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s news blog yesterday:

A beaver has taken up residence in the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Loch of the Lowes reserve, near Dunkeld, Perthshire. The origin of the beaver is unknown, but is believed to be related to one of many beavers in the River Tay catchment that have escaped or were illegally released from captivity.

Great news for the wildlife lovers – the Scottish Wildlife Trust has also confirmed that signs of the beaver have been visible from the observation hides at their Loch of the Lowes Visitors Centre.

Why not learn more about wildlife in Scotland or discover more about the things to see and do in Perthshire?

Image/Image credit: Loch of the Lowes / Square Head.



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