Species: Castor Canadensis
Range: North America
Size 33" Tall: 71LB Max
Castor canadensis, commonly known as the North American beaver, is a large, semi-aquatic rodent that is native to North America. It is the largest rodent in North America and the second-largest in the world, after the capybara. The beaver is easily recognizable by its broad, flat tail and its large, sharp incisor teeth, which are used to gnaw through wood.
Beavers are found throughout North America, from the Arctic Circle to Mexico, and are typically found in wetlands, rivers, and lakes. They are herbivores and feed on a variety of vegetation, including bark, leaves, and twigs. Beavers are known for their ability to build dams and lodges, which serve as their homes. Dams are built across streams and rivers to create ponds that provide a safe habitat for the beavers and protect them from predators.
The North American beaver played a significant role in the history of North America, particularly during the fur trade era. Beaver fur was highly prized for its warmth and water resistance, and beaver pelts were a major commodity in the fur trade. Overhunting and habitat loss led to a significant decline in the beaver population in the 19th century, but conservation efforts have helped to restore the population in many areas. Today, beavers are valued for their role in creating wetland habitats and improving water quality, as well as for their cultural and ecological significance.
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SKU: Beaver Skull