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Facts About Beavers That Kids Must Know Now

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Beavers are without question, large rodents. In fact, they are the second-largest rodents in the entire universe. That is may be one of the reasons why a number of kids are scared of beavers.

But more than being one of the largest rodents in the entire universe, what other facts about beavers that kids must have knowledge of now?

Additional facts about beavers that little ones must have knowledge of at this present time are as follows:

Beavers that are brought into existence during the first year are called kits. Meanwhile beavers that exist for more than a year are called yearlings.

Beavers are not diurnal. They are inactive during daytime. Thus, you’ll see beavers on the move only at night time. They are nocturnal after all.

Beavers’ diets consist mostly of bark of trees specifically from cottonwood, quaking aspen, cherry, alder, willow and maple. As well, they love munching sedges, water lilies and other aquatic plants.

In terms of senses, beavers’ sense of smelling and sense of hearing are the strongest while its sense of seeing is the weakest.

They can inhabit both in land and in water. When they are on land, they are quite sluggish. However, when they are in water, they are quite speedy. That’s because by nature, they are excellent swimmers. Beavers’ breathing can be put on hold underwater for fifteen minutes without problem.

Beaver’s houses are normally built and situated in the middle of a river or stream. Beaver’s homes are called lodges. These lodges are constructed out of woods and mud. Entrances of lodges are situated underwater. Thus, predators would be having difficulty penetrating beavers’ natural habitat.

Beavers’ tails are leveled and broad. Their tails are surprisingly its alarming systems. When they are threatened by carnivorous animals, all they do to signal other beavers that they are in jeopardy or they are not safe at the present situation is to directly smack their expansive tails into the surface of the water. Interestingly, it would produce hearable sounds that will ultimately trigger other beavers to swiftly and safely move away.

Shared above are amusing facts about beavers that little ones must be aware of now!

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