The first beaver area at the lake of Zurich

gape Where once the bark of an old willow was now the depth of the notches. The tree stands in the vicinity of the Meilibachs on the border between Horgen and W

The first beaver area at the lake of Zurich

gape Where once the bark of an old willow was now the depth of the notches. The tree stands in the vicinity of the Meilibachs on the border between Horgen and Wädenswil. Photographed the Wädenswilerin Charlotte Stocker was clear that it must be the traces of a beaver's got him. Urs Wegmann, head of the beaver trade office of the Canton of Zurich, confirms this: "The picture is clear."

The Fund is a small Sensation. So far it was not known that the second-largest living Rodent in the world lives at the lake of Zurich. Until 50 years ago, the beaver in Switzerland was extinct. It was only in the 1970s, some of the animals were suspended, the stock is growing steadily. The last report of the beaver trade office of the Canton of Zurich was one in 2016, the Canton of around 400 animals in over 100 districts. None of them, however, was at the lake of Zurich.

This has now changed. "There are now at least a beaver area at the lake of Zurich in the area of Wädenswil, Switzerland" says Urs Wegmann. At the Moment, the subject was to create a new report on the current stock of large rodent, and the areas in the Canton of Zurich. "I'm in the Moment of it, that it is in Wädenswil, Switzerland, to the area of a single beaver," says Wegmann.

beavers are in the Canton of Zurich, particularly in the North home. Also some areas in the Greifensee exist. "There we have the beaver areas, especially near shore and at mouths of rivers and streams recorded", says Wegmann. A dam the beavers build only in shallow waters.

the nature reserve on the Peninsula Au. Image: Kurt Heuberger

the rodent lives in the Zurich lake itself, however, is rather unlikely. "His area is in the nearby nature reserve on the Peninsula of Au," says Wegmann. Although the beavers have a winter sleep, the rodents, can hardly face. Because on the way he is especially at night and in twilight.

sightings in Zurich

The Au Peninsula, may be the first solid area of a beaver at the lake of Zurich, the first sighting but it is not. "We have also learned of beavers in the city shores of lake Zurich. In this area, however, could be no resettlement," says Wegmann.

In the Zurich lake basin, the beaver were likely in transit. Because as soon as the beavers are two years old, they leave their family. In doing so, they put in an average of 25 kilometers. Until in the following Winter, you need to find a home where you can settle down and find a Partner.

Created: 04.03.2020, 10:26 PM

Updated Date: 04 March 2020, 10:03

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