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Beaver

Beavers are at home in the water. They are known for constructing large dams across streams. The purpose of this is to create a habitat and a suitable site to build their lodge and to protect themselves from predators. They are capable of cutting down trees with their incisor teeth. The branches along with mud, grass and rocks are used to construct the dam.

 

The beaver’s diet consists of leaves, buds, and the inner bark of trees. They prefer aspen and poplar trees.  

 

Beavers collect branches in the fall and store them below the water to be eaten in winter.

 

Beavers pair up for life. They have one litter of 2-3 Kits in spring.  The babies are very developed and can take to the water the same day they are born. Families will stay together for years before the young leave to start families of their own..