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        Hardworking Builders | Nature

        These resources from Nature: Leave it to Beavers explore beavers’ physical characteristics and how they fell trees and build dams. The video shows a beaver felling a tree and transporting a log underwater, and describes how beavers work together to build dams. The segment describes that beavers are vegetarians with incisors that grow continuously, self-sharpen, and are strengthened with iron, which makes them orange. The video concludes with a look at the Rocky Mountains, where beaver dams filter billions of tons of water. “Infographic: Beavers 101” and “Beaver Fact Sheet” provide a variety of a facts about beavers, their dams and lodges.

        Hardworking Builders

        This video from Nature: Leave it to Beavers explores how beavers fell trees and build dams, and explains that beavers are skilled builders who have been gnawing through forests for 20,000,000 years.

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        Infographic: Beavers 101

        This resource from the Nature: Leave it to Beavers website provides a variety of information about beavers, including their physical characteristics, dams and lodges, diet, and habitat.

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        Beaver Fact Sheet: Everything You Need to Know About Beavers

        This resource from the Nature: Leave it to Beavers website provides a variety of facts about beavers, including where they live, what they eat, why they build dams and why they became endangered.

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