Beaver Facts


Did you know?

-Beavers are the 2nd largest rodent in the world.

-When startled or frightened, a swimming beaver will quickly dive while at the same time slapping the water with its tail. This sound is audible over great distances both above and below water.

-Beavers are slow on land, but are good swimmers, and can stay under water for as long as 15 minutes.

-A beaver’s teeth grow continuously throughout its life; this is so they will not be worn down over time by chewing on  wood.

-Beavers continue to grow throughout their lives. Adult specimens weighing over 25 kg (55 lb) are not uncommon.

– Beavers will live in a single dam with their whole family. This includes mom, dad, young kids, and baby beavers.

-Beavers cause hundreds of millions of dollars in damages to properties every year in the United States.