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American Beaver
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia Family: Castoridae Genus: Castor
Species: Castor canadensis
Active throughout the year, the American Beaver is primarily nocturnal and most likely to be observed in the evening. Beavers living along a river generally make burrows with an underwater entrance in the riverbank; these are known... More » · More images »

North American beaver

The North American beaver (Castor canadensis) is one of two extant beaver species. It is native to North America and introduced to Patagonia in South America ...

American Beaver

The beaver is our largest rodent. It is typically dark, reddish brown but varies from a yellowish brown to almost black. They have a very distinctive flattened, scaly ...

Castor canadensis - BioKIDS - University of Michigan

Beavers are the largest rodents in North America, and they spend most of their time in the water. To protect themselves from the cold and wetness they have ...
The American beaver (Castor canadensis) is one of two living species of beavers—the other species of beaver is the Eurasian beaver. They are aquatic rodents and have a number of adaptations that make them adept swimmers including webbed feet and a broad, flat tail that... More »
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Beavers, Beaver Pictures, Beaver Facts - National Geographic

There are two species of beavers, which are found in the forests of North America , Europe, and Asia. These animals are active all winter, swimming and foraging ...

American beaver slapping tail against the water - ARKive

Learn more about the American beaver - with amazing American beaver videos, photos and facts on ARKive.

Beaver - Castor canadensis - NatureWorks - nhptv

The beaver is North America's largest rodent and is built for life in the water. Adults can be up to four feet long and weigh over 60 pounds. The beaver has ...

North American Mammals: Castorcanadensis

The largest North American rodent and the only one with a broad, flat, scaly tail, the Beaver is now common and widespread, even in areas it did not inhabit ...

North American Beaver - Great Plains Nature Center

"Busy as a beaver", goes the old saying, and that is especially true come autumn. Beaver modify their environment for their own purposes more than any other ...

Popular Q&A
Q: What is the American beaver's predators?
A: bears, wolfs, eagles, and even otters. Read More »
Q: What is a baby american beaver called?
A: A beaver mother generally has two to four young, called kits, every spring, and both parents care for them. Read More »
Q: What is the average height of the american beaver?
A: The average weight for an adult beaver is between 40-60 lbs and it Read More »
Q: How big is the north american beaver?
A: Adult weight ranges between 33 to 77 lb. with the average about 44 lb. Both Read More »
Q: What do american beavers eat?
A: Beavers are vegetarians that often prefer to eat herbaceous plants, such as clover, grasses, raspberry canes and aquatic vegetation, instead of the green bark, ... Read More »