Beaver

Beaver
Kingdom
  Animal
Class
  Mammal
Genus
  Beaver

 
Status
  Least Concern
Added by
  Shayna Hartley Imaging - turtle
Date Updated
  Sun Aug 25 09:31:29 2013
Image Credit
  Shayna Hartley Imaging
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Beaver Facts & Trivia for kids

  • There are two existing species of Beaver, the North American Beaver and the Eurasian Beaver.
  • Beavers are rodents.
  • Beavers are the second largest rodent in the world. (The largest is the capybara.)
  • The Giant Beaver is an extinct species of beaver that grew to 8 feet long.
  • Beavers are closely related to squirrels.
  • Beaver dams are created as a protection against predators.
  • Baby beavers are called kits.
  • Beavers grow to about 3 feet in length, but the Eurasian beaver is usually heavier than the American beaver.
  • Beaver kits are good swimmers by one week old.
  • Beaver kits are covered with fur when they are born.
  • Beavers can chop down small trees in minutes.
  • Beavers eat the bark of trees.
  • Beavers use tree branches to build dams.
  • Beavers have webbed feet which help them swim.
  • Beavers have a wide flat tail. They will use it to slap water as an alarm to other beavers when needed.
  • Beavers are slow on land.
  • Beavers can stay underwater for about 15 minutes.

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