Beavers are famously busy, and they turn their talents to reengineering the landscape as few other animals can. When sites are available, beavers burrow in the banks of rivers and lakes...
The beaver (genus Castor) is a large, primarily nocturnal, semiaquatic rodent.
Castor includes ... A beaver's teeth grow continuously so that they will not be
worn down by chewing on wood. Their...
Beave r teeth turn orange from the iron content in the food they eat. The hard
orange enamel covers a softer layer underneath that constantly chisels away
Feb 17, 2015 ... Even without brushing their teeth or drinking fluoridated water, beavers have
remarkably strong teeth good for gnawing on wood. A new study ...
Feb 12, 2015 ... EVANSTON, Ill. --- Beavers don't brush their teeth, and they don't drink fluoridated
water, but a new Northwestern University study reports ...
To obtain food and building materials, beavers are well known for their ability to
topple large trees using nothing but their specially adapted incisor teeth and ...
The beaver's incisors (front teeth) are harder on the front surface than on the back
, and so the back wears faster. This creates a sharp edge that enables a ...
Feb 23, 2015 ... Beaver enamel is rich in iron—which is even more effective than fluoride at
staving off cavities. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Dec 7, 2013 ... The incisors on beavers can grow as much as 4 feet per year! Beaver teeth are
so strong that they are able to chew through large tree trunks.
Nov 3, 2011 ... Beavers are amazing builders and, according to this evening's episode of Nature,
can eat through a tree trunk in an hour or two. But what ...