About American Beaver
Beavers cut down trees with their teeth to dam streams, making lakes. These lakes keep beavers safe from attack. The dams are so strong that a human could stand on one without it collapsing. After the beavers create a lake, they will build a ‘lodge’ in the middle of the lake made of branches where they will live. The entrance to the lodge is under water. This allows the beavers to come and go without being seen. They have webbed feet and paddle-shaped tails. Beavers eat tree bark and leaves. They will store leaves in their lodges to feed on during the winter. Beavers are well-known for their strong teeth that are able to chomp through wood.