An interesting observation of Eurasian beaver Castor fiber Linnaeus, 1758 in Vidovec Cave (Metlika, Slovenia)

Authors

  • Tinkara Kepic Društvo študentov biologije, Biološko središče, Večna pot 111, SI-1000 Ljubljana
  • Meta Valenčič Društvo študentov biologije, Biološko središče, Večna pot 111, SI-1000 Ljubljana https://orcid.org/0009-0005-8410-6383
  • Marisa Schlamberger Društvo študentov biologije, Biološko središče, Večna pot 111, SI-1000 Ljubljana https://orcid.org/0009-0002-3837-8036
  • Tjaša Trajbarič Društvo študentov biologije, Biološko središče, Večna pot 111, SI-1000 Ljubljana https://orcid.org/0009-0004-1147-1243
  • Łukasz Popowicz Društvo študentov biologije, Biološko središče, Večna pot 111, SI-1000 Ljubljana
  • Annasibila Požrl Društvo študentov biologije, Biološko središče, Večna pot 111, SI-1000 Ljubljana
  • Valentina Jakob Društvo študentov biologije, Biološko središče, Večna pot 111, SI-1000 Ljubljana https://orcid.org/0009-0000-2389-6338
  • Klara Žos Društvo študentov biologije, Biološko središče, Večna pot 111, SI-1000 Ljubljana
  • Ester Premate University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Department of Biology, SubBio Lab, Jamnikarjeva 101, SI-1000 Ljubljana https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9388-1454

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14720/ns.25.2.73-75

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Abstract

The Eurasian beaver is a common rodent which became extinct in Slovenia in the 18th century and reappeared in the 1990’s. This field note describes an encounter with a beaver inside the Vidovec Cave (Metlika, Southeastern Slovenia). Apart from a sign of beaver presence, we also noticed a straw mat presumably used for sleeping. The described observation is probably the first of its kind in Slovenia, although similar observations are known from Croatia as well.

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30.12.2023

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Kepic, T., Valenčič, M., Schlamberger, M., Trajbarič, T., Popowicz, Łukasz, Požrl, A., Jakob, V., Žos, K., & Premate, E. (2023). An interesting observation of Eurasian beaver Castor fiber Linnaeus, 1758 in Vidovec Cave (Metlika, Slovenia). Natura Sloveniae, 25(2), 73-75. https://doi.org/10.14720/ns.25.2.73-75

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