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Beaver

Castor canadensis
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Habitat: Areas that have both freshwater, and woody vegetation.

Description: Dark brown, with lighter under parts. Short legs, webbed back feet, and a large, flat, scaly tail.

Size: 89-120cm long, weighs 8-45kg.

Diet: Bark, cambium, aquatic pond vegetation, some grains and grasses.

Fun Facts: Beavers have lips that form a seal behind their big front teeth, so they can chew while under water, without having mud, water and chips enter their mouths.

Source: Pattie, D. and C. Fisher. 1999. Mammals of Alberta. Lone Pine Publishing.

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