Facts about beavers

Beavers are very nice animals, at least if you look at them from the side. But the hunters can talk about the problems that these animals create.

  • In the Middle Ages, monks regarded beavers as fishes. This was done in order to eat their meat in the post, when you can eat fish, and, in fact, meat – you can not. Beavers, who spent a good deal of their life in the water, seemed to the monks to be suitable for this role.
  • For the winter, the average family of beavers harvests up to 60-70 cubic meters of firewood.
  • Beavers do not teach their cubs to build huts and dams – they all know this from birth. This is called genetic memory.
  • Beavers can hold their breath for 12-15 minutes, if very necessary. Although, of course, try not to do this.
  • Beaver cubs spend at least two years with their parents before entering into an independent adult life.
  • Beaver is the second largest rodent in the world.
  • Beavers have transparent eyelids. This allows them to navigate underwater.
  • The largest of the ever-discovered beaver dams was about seven hundred meters in length.
  • A tree with a trunk diameter at the base of about 40 centimeters is an average adult beaver can fall in one day.
  • Beavers use their unusual tail as a helm of depth.
  • Unlike many other animals, in captivity, beavers live usually much longer than in the wild – up to forty years.
  • In the Republic of Belarus, in Bobruisk, there are as many as two beaver monuments.
  • On Canadian coins with a denomination of five cents, who is represented? That’s right, beaver.
  • In the families of beavers there is matriarchy. The female occupies a dominant role.
  • The entrance to the beaver hut is always under water, despite the fact that the hut itself is located above its surface.