Leeds City Museum is putting on a wildlife exhibition

SHOW: Ruth Martin, exhibtion co-ordinator, looking at a new exhibit. PIC: James Hardisty
SHOW: Ruth Martin, exhibtion co-ordinator, looking at a new exhibit. PIC: James Hardisty
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IT has been 400 years since wild beavers were last seen building dams in the UK.

Ruthlessly hunted for their pelts, meat and scent glands, which were used in perfumes and medicines, nature’s greatest lumberjacks were wiped out on our shores by the 16th century.

Curators at Leeds City Museum have also been doing their bit to help the country’s beaver population with a new conservation display. The display, in the museum’s Life on Earth gallery, includes a stuffed beaver and a beaver skull from Wawne in East Yorkshire.

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