Beavers Discovered In San Jose River

Downtown wildlife on the loose

By Chris Roberts
|  Thursday, Apr 11, 2013  |  Updated 1:35 PM PDT
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This is one of only two known habitats where beavers are calling home in the San Francisco Bay Area. There's a mother and two

Urban Wildlife Research Project

This is one of only two known habitats where beavers are calling home in the San Francisco Bay Area. There's a mother and two "yearlings" at the beaver lodge, which is very close to the city's downtown.

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A family of beavers has constructed a home in the Guadalupe River in San Jose -- and excited environmentalists say that it means the river is healthy.

The last reported beaver in the Santa Clara Valley area was in 1855.

WATCH: Beavers Dwelling in Downtown San Jose Creek

There's a mother and two "yearlings" at the beaver lodge, which is close to the city's downtown, which can be viewed on a video provided by the Urban Wildlife Research Project. The video was made on April 7 and 8.

The mother is pregnant, environmentalists said.

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