Beavers

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Beavers

Beaver · Castor · Amik

Have you seen evidence of beavers in Fort Creek? Photo: User:Steve / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA-2.0

Trails provide us with pathways into nature. Look out over the valley as you cross the bridge. This is the perfect area to find beavers! Can you spot any?

Beavers live near wooded streams and build a home from mud and branches. Mud is plastered on the outside to make the home strong and warm. Beaver dams create safe ponds for aquatic life. Beavers are rodents, the largest in North America, weighing between 16 and 32 kilograms (35 and 70 pounds). They have long sharp front teeth, a flat tail that’s covered in scales, short legs and oily fur to keep them waterproof. Beavers eat bark, leaves, berries, grasses and water plants with their favourite treat being aspen.

Natural Environment and Outdoor Studies

Health Tips with Freggie & Hearty Artie!

freggie

Enjoy eating together as a family – it’s a proven way to increase the amount of vegetables and fruit your children will eat.
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Challenge Yourself!

  • Test your knowledge

  • True or False

    The beaver has been the national symbol of Canada for over 300 years.

  • True or False 2

    Beavers can chew branches under water.

  • True or False 3

    Beavers only use their tails to pack mud onto their homes.

  • Did you know?

    Beavers use their tails to pack mud, to steer in the water, for balance while on land, and to warn other beavers of possible dangers.

  • Multiple Choice

    What is the scientific name for the North American beaver?


  • Multiple Choice

    A beaver is what type of animal?


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