Video shows beavers parachuting from planes as part of re-population effort in 1950's

Newly restored video shows how Fish and Wildlife officers re-populated parts of Idaho with beavers in the 1950's.

The video shows Fish and Wildlife officers tying a beaver in a box, attaching a parachute and dropping it out of a plane.

The box lands safely, the beaver crawls out and goes about his business.

The idea was to get beavers away from areas where they were overpopulated and into more remote areas.

Launching the beavers from planes saved time and money.

A beaver named Geronimo was the first test sky diver. 

 

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