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Posted by the Animal of the Year Team.
Estonian text 14.12.2019
Keeping a beaver at home is not surprising in
The question whether it is right to keep a wild animal at home is another matter. In this case nothing else was left for the humans because the young beaver was dying and the kind heart of the humans did not allow the little creature to be abandoned.
Would this animal survive in free nature later? From the video we learn that the recovered beaver goes swimming in the river and enjoying the water daily but in the evenings returns voluntarily back home to the humans. The gaol is however still to let it go back to nature. The current video clip was made already several years ago for the local TV channel ”Channel
Taking home a young prey-hunting animal may also mean that it will not manage on its own when it is released out in nature later. Or the animal can be so used to humans that an unknowing hunter easily catches it – but the former keeper must then not grudge it!
Taking a wild animal home must remain a rare case – luckily it is usually so – so as not to get animals used to people. Often it is better to give preference to the protection of species over the protection of an individual and this principle is also expressed in the law but also clearly all cases in life do not have standard solutions.