|Orphan beaver kit in July 2016 (Courtesy Wet Mountain Wildlife).|
You can't just drop a strange beaver in and expect it to be accepted.
So how can orphaned beavers be returned to the wild?
This month the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife returned this beaver and some others to a stream where no beavers currently live, but which is good potential habitat.
|Supervised (not pursued!) by a game warden's dog, the beaver swims away (Colorado Parks and Wildlife).|
|It checks out its new habitat (Colorado Parks & Wildlife).|
It is hard to sex beavers by looking at them, incidentally. Their external genitalia look the same. Some people can tell male from female by sniffing.