PRI's The World Published by PRI's The World After 500 or so years, beavers have mysteriously returned to England Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/365673/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Beavers were hunted to extinction hundreds of years ago in England. Now, they have shown up there — in the midst of a contentious debate over whether to reintroduce them in the wild.