Sunday 9 March 2014

European beaver

This picture was taken, of course, during my recent visit to the Natural History Museum. It is of a stuffed beaver, but not just any beaver: a European beaver. Or Eurasian beaver. Latin name: Castor fiber. it became extinct in this country for a while, but they have been reintroduced. I find it interesting, because we often imagine beaver to be from North America, we associate the species with it and more specifically with Canada. We often forget that they have an European cousin, a little fella who did not have it easy here, but proved to be resilient. So here's to the European beaver, my thumbs up from the blogosphere.

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