The scientific monitoring period of the Scottish Beaver Trial came to an end in May 2014. In June 2015, Scottish Natural Heritage published the Beavers in Scotland Report.

On 24 November 2016, the Scottish Government made the landmark announcement that beavers are to remain in Scotland. For more information, please read the joint press release issued by RZSS and the Scottish Wildlife Trust.

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Kids' zone

Loads of fun kids' activities

Welcome to the Kid’s zone! Here you will find lots of fun activities all about beavers. You can build your own beaver, colour in your own beaver mask and have a go at being a beaver detective!

For the first time in 400 years, beavers are living in Scotland as part of an exciting wildlife project. A team of scientists have closely watched the beavers to see how they settled into their new home, and discovered why they are tree felling champions!

Download the activity sheets to find out more and start ‘beavering’ away today!

Bruce the beaver

 
I-Spy

I-spy

Treestumps... insects... gnawed branches. Can you spot all the wildlife and beaver signs in our I-spy activity?

Colour in Bruce

Colour in Bruce

Do you like colouring in? Print this picture of our mascot Bruce the beaver and get busy with your crayons and felt tips.

Beaver mask

Beaver mask

Now you can look like a beaver! Print off a beaver mask, decorate it however you would like and wear it with pride!

Beaver quiz

Beaver Quiz

Do you know what beavers eat and how long they can stay underwater? Try this fun quiz to find out how much you know about beavers.

Dot to dot

Dot-to-dot

Find out who has been nibbling the trees in this dot-to-dot picture. Once you have solved the mystery you can have fun colouring in the picture too.

Beaver maze

Beaver maze

Bruce the beaver has got himself lost. Can you help him find his way back to the lodge in this scrambled puzzle.

Beaver facts

Beaver facts

Find out lots of interesting things about beavers with this fact sheet. Discover what baby beavers are called and the size of the world’s largest beaver dam.

Make a beaver

Make a beaver

Follow this simple guide and construct your very own beaver. Add a splash of colour, decide upon a name and display it proudly.

Beaver bingo

Beaver Bingo!

Are you planning a trip to visit the beavers with your family? Play beaver bingo whilst you are exploring Knapdale Forest and look for clues of beaver activity. The first person to spot them all shouts “Beaver Bingo!"

 

Project partners

The Royal Zoological Society of ScotlandScottish Wildlife Trust
Forestry Commission Scotland

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Comments of support

"The Scottish Beaver Trial has been widely anticipated in Argyll and Bute. I am fully supportive of the project and look forward to the day when beavers are back in Knapdale Forest." - Councillor Donald MacMillan

With thanks to

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