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iN VIDEO: Rescued Okanagan beavers to be released in new wetland home

A beaver chews on wood at the Interior Wildlife Rehabilitation Society in Summerland.
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A pair of beavers at the Interior Wildlife Rehabilitation Society in Summerland have healed from their injuries and are being prepared to move to their new wetland home.

The beavers were brought to the recovery facility at the end of June as part of a conservation project by the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology, according to the society’s social media site.

They were regarded as nuisances at the location they were found and a biologist removed them at the property owner’s request and brought them to the safety of the facility, with one of the beavers having a facial injury.

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The society released a YouTube video earlier this week showing the beavers recovering, swimming, eating and sleeping at the centre.

“They would have been lethally removed where they used to live because people either villainize wildlife as pests or want to save them all,” the video's narrator said.

Now that the injury has healed up, the beavers will be returning to the wild together into a wetland ecosystem on Nooaitch First Nation’s land where their beavers behaviours will help improve the ecosystem.


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