Beaver Species - beaver etymology the english word beaver es from the old english word beofor or befer species the north american and eurasian beavers are the only extant members habitat these trees up to 250 mm 9 8 in in diameter were felled by beavers in one night social behavior beaver species of beavers north american beaver the north american beaver is the largest rodent on the continent eurasian beaver the eurasian beaver is europe s largest native rodent beaver diet both species of beaver are pletely vegetarian beaver ponds beavers of both species build dams in there are two species of beavers which are found in the forests of north america europe and asia these animals are active all winter swimming and foraging in their ponds even when a layer of the beavers dam is built from twigs sticks leaves and mud and are surprisingly strong here the beavers can catch their food and swim in the water beavers.
are nocturnal animals existing in the forests of europe and north america the canadian beaver is the most mon beaver beavers use their large flat shaped tails to help with dam building and it also allows the beavers to swim at speeds of p div class b factrow b twofr div class b vlist2col ul li div scientific name castor canadensis div li li div kingdom animalia div li ul ul li div class mammalia div li li div order rodentia div li ul div div div li in oregon the beaver occurs in suitable habitats throughout the state it is almost always associated with riparian habitats bordered by a zone of trees especially cottonwood and aspen willow alder and maple beavers are one of the largest rodents on earth their large rodent teeth never stop growing the beavers constantly gnawing on wood keeps their teeth from growing too long there are two species of beaver the north american beaver and.
the european beaver consequently after many years the forest beside a beaver pond is usually dominated by different tree species than it was before beaver occupation and in the gaps where the beavers removed trees bushes and saplings now grow and with them the animal species that live in the early stages of forest regeneration barnes and dibble 1986 johnston and naiman 1990 pastor and naiman 1992 beaver reservoir is located in the northwest corner of the state just east of rogers with easy access from all directions fishing enthusiasts are drawn here in search of bass striped bass hybrid stripers walleye white bass crappie catfish and several species of sunfish

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