Translated from Dutch news agency ANP:
02 March 2010 15:56
According to a spokeswoman for Maasgouw local authority, in recent years eleven beavers lost their lives. Cars on the local road killed them.
Once again, Limburg, after an absence of two centuries, has a beaver population. The first beavers reached the province twenty years ago from the German Eifel hills. In order to improve the genetic basis of the population, in 2002 and 2004 thirty additional beavers have been released in various locations.
On 12 March, the tunnel will be open.