A mystery is gnawing at the branches of the rescued Willard Bay beavers’ family tree.
Beaver No. 6 is likely related to No. 5 — but is he also related to No. 2? Are No. 3 and No. 1 siblings? Is Momma the mother of two of the juveniles, or all five of them — or none of them?
DNA testing may be able to sort out the relationships of the six animals injured in a recent diesel fuel spill at the bay and now recovering at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah.