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Common Name: American Beaver

Scientific Name: Sactor Canadensis

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external image insert_table.gifPhysical Description

Red/brown silky fur coat, short round ears, around 37-47”
long around 28 to 70lbs.
back legs longer then front. Webbed feet

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Habitat

The American Beaver lives in the Rocky Mountain
National park up
o Canada. Lives near a river or pond.

Kingdom: Animal//

Phylum/Division: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Rodentia

Family: Castoridea

Genus: Castor

Species: Sactor Canadensis

Location

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Additional Information

(Additional Information
The average lifespan of the American beaver is 10-20 years.
The lifespan can be shortened by a predator. The predators are humans,
wolves and coyotes.
Beavers eat bark from willow maple, beech, and aspen trees.
They sometimes eat water vegitation.

References

http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Castor_canadensis.html
http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/resources/tanya_dewey/beaver1.jpg/medium.jpg
http://www.neatorama.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/american_beaver.jpg