Adopt a beaver

Adopting a Knapdale beaver is a great way to support the Scottish Beaver Trial. An annual adoption also makes for a really wild gift for adults and children alike, or a personal treat.

Adopt a beaver

 Your adoption pack will include:

  • Either a beaver cuddly toy OR
    a superb beaver illustration by
    artist Rachael Campbell-Palmer 
  • Personalised adoption certificate
  • Beaver fact sheet
  • Wildlife stickers set

 Cost: £18

Your donation will go directly towards funding the Scottish Beaver Trial’s work on the ground, supporting projects such as: the purchase of night-vision cameras to remotely monitor beaver activity in the dark; regular monitoring of the health and welfare of the Trial beavers; and education initiatives including guided walks, school trips and education packs.

Click here to adopt an animal now


There are a number of different ways to support the Scottish Beaver Trial and every penny we raise helps to support this unique and exciting conservation project. Click here to find out how you can help.

Project partners

The Royal Zoological Society of ScotlandScottish Wildlife Trust
Forestry Commission Scotland

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    Comments of support

    "This amazingly useful creature will have enormous benefits to woodland and wetland wildlife. You can play your part by supporting this exciting project." - Chris Packham

    With thanks to

    Beaver Trial Supporters
    People's Postcode Lottery

    See our other supporters

    The Royal Zoological Society of ScotlandScottish Wildlife Trust


    Beavers are back in Scotland!

    On 24 November 2016, the Scottish Government made the landmark announcement that beavers are to remain in Scotland. This is the first time that a mammal has been formally reintroduced in UK history.

    The trial population of beavers remains in Knapdale, and the Scottish Beaver partners are now focussing their efforts on re-enforcing this population to ensure its long term future.

    Boosting the Knapdale beaver population

    For updates on the beaver re-enforcement project, please visit the website of the Scottish Wildlife Trust or the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland by clicking on the adjacent logos.

    The Scottish Beaver Trial website

    Now that the Trial has ended, this website will no longer be updated. However, if you would like to browse our historical records on the website, please click the button to continue.

    Scottish Beaver Trial RZSS Scottish Wildlife Trust