Animal Facts

Beaver Facts


Introduction - Beaver

Beavers live throughout the majority of North America and the boreal forest regions of Canada, Europe and Asia. They are actually divided into two species, the American Beaver and the Eurasian Beaver. Both species are herbivores that are active all year long. They are semi-aquatic and live in lakes, ponds, streams and rivers where they build dams or burrows. They primarily are active at night when predators are asleep. The main reason why they build dams is for protection from predators, but in fact the dams can also benefit other animals. The information below lists many more interesting facts about Beavers written for kids and adults.

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Basic Beaver Facts

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