Overlooking the first failure to restore the animal from extinction, six beavers from Bavaria were released in western England as a second attempt. It is a species that has been extinct in the country since the 12th century. The earlier effort was made in 2001, which flopped as the animal failed to breed. The new batch of beavers was released into a 15-hectare (37-acre) enclosure at the Cotswold Water Park. It was in the 12th century, the hunters wiped out the beaver population in England, but the animals survived into the 16th century in Scotland. The beaver enclosure needs no much construction as they are essentially very lazy and will spend much of their time lying about sleeping and eating.