Busy as a Beaver

Beaver gnawing a tree, Wilhelma Zoo (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

21 October 2022

No matter where they live beavers (Castor canadensis) must gnaw wood every day to wear down their constantly growing front teeth. In captivity they are given wood to keep their teeth healthy.

A beaver in rehab doesn’t have to make a dam but it’s obviously an instinct that’s hard to deny. He builds a dam at the doorway.

Busy as a beaver!

(photo from Wikimedia Commons, embedded video from YouTube)

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