Scottish SPCA caring for Timber the beaver

The Scottish SPCA is currently caring for a twelve week old beaver kit.

Timber the beaverWe were alerted on 20 July after a member of the public took him to a veterinary practice in Crieff after her dog caught him whilst out for a walk.

The little fella is now being rehabilitated at our National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Fishcross, where he has been named Timber.

Centre Manager Colin Seddon said, “Timber arrived into our care at only ten weeks old after being caught by a dog on what could have been one of his first times out of the lodge!

“At such a young age he would have still been taking milk but has moved onto solid food in our care.

“Timber is the first beaver kit we have cared for at our centre in Fishcross so it’s very exciting.

“He will remain in our care for up to two years as this is the length of time beaver kits stay with their parents in the wild. After this they are able to find territories and partners of their own.

“We’ll release Timber back into the wild with the landowners permissions along with the appropriate licences once he is matured and ready.”

Anyone who discovers an injured or distressed wild animal should call our animal helpline on 03000 999 999.

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In 2016, we cared for over 9,300 wild animals - a new record!

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