New mate promised for Sigourney Beaver

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Beavers were reintroduced to London  after 400 years  (ES Picture Desk)
Beavers were reintroduced to London after 400 years (ES Picture Desk)

Wildlife experts have pledged to replace one of the first beavers to be reintroduced to the capital for 400 years after it was found dead.

Two Eurasian beavers, one male and one female, were set free in Forty Hall Farm, Enfield but the male has died leaving the female alone.

It was hoped the pair, named Justin and Sigourney Beaver after a public vote, would mate.

But on Friday it was announced that the male had died from natural causes just three months after being reintroduced.

Enfield council, working with experts from Beaver Trust and Natural England, are seeking another beaver or a family of beavers to take his place.

Andrea De Lucy, from Enfield council, said: “We are very sad to have lost him. The female is fine and still plodding around and doing beavery things.

“We are working to find her a new mate when one becomes available. We are trying to get one from Scotland.

“It probably won’t be before August but we are determined that the project will continue.”

The beavers live in a large enclosure on the farm with a fence so that they are protected from dogs and wildlife.

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