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American Beaver

Photo From: Joe Reynolds - Album: OurPlanet

Description: Beavers are social animals that live and work in family groups. They build elaborate lodges made of sticks and mud. Female beavers have between 3 and 4 kits per litter. Once in decline in the 1800s, beavers were trapped for their fur that is both warm and water resistant.Trapping of beavers lessened in the early 1900''s and today beavers are back in abundance. They are very adaptive to urban development and can be found in many suburban areas. INTERESTING FACTS: Beavers can close their ears and nose when they dive underwater.

Uploaded: 5/13/2001 by Joe Reynolds
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