The Beaver’s Social Behavior (Questions Answered)

There are no peace-loving, diligent, and hard-working animal wildlife species in North America quite like the beaver. The North American beaver (Castor canadensis) is known to be very social, at least among their kin. Beavers practice a highly organized social structure. Their manners of social interaction and behaviors are great topics for discussion. What are … Read more

American Beavers and Their Sense Of Smell (Questions & Answers)

The North American beaver’s (Castor Canadensis) sense of smell is very important to the animal. Along with its excellent sense of hearing, non-stop sniffing helps the beaver survive in the wild. A lot of the beaver’s unique characteristics and behavior can be traced to the rodent’s amazing utilization of its olfactory organs. What makes the … Read more

Beavers And Their Sleeping Behavior

Beavers are the construction workers of the animal world. They spend most waking hours building dams and lodges in ponds and rivers. But unlike humans, they don’t use tools to make their tasks easier. That sounds like hard work, right?  And this is why you might wonder: As hard workers, how much do beavers actually … Read more

The Beaver’s Dam Building Behavior (Why, Where, and How Do Beavers Build Lodges and Dams?)

Beavers are big, semi-aquatic rodents of the Castor genus native to the temperate Northern Hemisphere. They have a thick coat of fur, webbed feet, and a flattened tail covered with scales.  They can change their surroundings in many ways, thanks to their powerful jaws and teeth, which they use to cut down trees to construct … Read more