Latest Beavers Stories
Long-prized for their thick fur, the cuddly Eurasian beaver has been hunted by humans for thousands of years and a new genetic study from a large group of international researchers has found that predation by humans has significantly cut down the genetic diversity of these animals.
NEW YORK, Jan.
A new study from the University of Alberta, published in a recent issue of Mammalian Biology, reveals that busy beavers help Canada geese get an earlier start when the birds fly home and begin nesting in the spring.
Beaver Creek Aquatics owner Justin Beaver announces they are now offering scientifically enhanced pond supply products that have been developed to improve the health of all aquatic life.
According to a study by the University of Southampton, reintroduced European beavers could have an encouraging impact on wild salmon populations in Scotland.
HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan.
When engineers restore rivers, one Kansas State University professor hopes they'll keep a smaller engineer in mind: the North American beaver.
A Canadian ecologist has discovered the world's largest beaver dam, located in a remote area of northern Alberta, which can be seen from space.
Massachusetts Highway Department officials said a pair of tenacious beavers used mud to clog a plastic pipe inserted into their dam to drain a flooded road. The department said workers initially used backhoes to breach the dam in wetlands next to Den Rock Park in Lawrence, but the animals quickly rebuilt
The North American Beaver (Castor canadensis) is a large semi-aquatic rodent native to Canada. Also it is native to most of the United States and parts of northern Mexico. Its fur is dark brown. It has a rounded head, a large flat paddle-shaped tail and webbed hind feet. The unwebbed front paws are smaller, with claws. This is the largest rodent found in North America and the second largest rodent in the world (the largest rodent being the South American capybara). Beavers are mainly...
The European Beaver (Castor fiber) is an endangered aquatic mammal that was hunted almost to extinction in Europe. This beaver is now being re-introduced throughout Europe. Several thousand live on the Elbe, Rhone, and Danube. It also lives in parts of Scandinavia. They have been reintroduced in Bavaria and The Netherlands. They are tending to spread to new locations. The beaver became extinct in Britain in the sixteenth century. There is now a project that is reintroducing the species to...
Beavers are semi-aquatic rodents native to North America and Europe. They are the only living members of the family Castoridae. Genetic research has shown the European and North American beaver populations to be distinct species and that hybridization is unlikely. General Beavers are best known for their natural trait of building dams in rivers and streams. They build their homes in the eventual artificial pond. They are the second largest rodents in the world. Beavers continue to...
The Mountain Beaver (Aplodontia rufa) is a primitive rodent unrelated to beavers and not usually found in mountain areas. It has several common names including Aplodontia, Sewellel, Boomer, Ground Bear, and Giant Mole. This species is the only member of its genus, Aplodontia, and family, Aplodontiidae. Characteristics Mountain Beavers are brown in color, but fur can range from slightly more reddish or blackish depending on subspecies. There is a light patch under each ear. The animals...
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