Beaver

A beaver is a large semiaquatic rodent that live in forests and are known for building and keeping rivers and dams. They are found in North America and Europe - the two different species are North American beaver and Eurasian beaver. The two species slightly differ in color and skull shape (Eurasian beaver's is lengthened). They are herbivores and mostly nibble on tree bark using their two protruding large teeth, both on top and bottom. They are naturally docile and relaxed. They build dams out of a combination of rocks, branches, and moss, where they create a "beaver lodge" - a sort of wooden cave. The arrangement benefits the environment by preventing droughts. Due to this, they are used in culture as a symbol of industriousness.

Map of occurence


Photos: Eating 1, 2, 3; Skeleton

Drawings: B&W, B&W cartoony, Color pastel Color watercolor


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