In what was thought of only as a myth The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has released the original 1950’s color film “Fur for the Future” that documents the transplanting of beavers, muskrat, and martin by parachute.
The 14-minute short film shows livetrapping and transplanting of fur-bearing animals in order “to repopulate regions that would support these valuable animals.”
In the introduction, The Idaho Fish and Game Commission calls the “restoration and perpetuation of wildlife within the State of Idaho” an “obligation.”
The entire “Fur for the Future” short documentary is quite interesting, and not bad quality for a film that’s over 60 years old (streaming up to 480p on YouTube). But if you want to skip to the parachuting beavers skip to about the 8-minute mark.