Our Animals

Beaver

Meet Frenchie Toast

Beavers are one of the largest rodents in the world, and are semiaquatic.

Aquatic Adaptations

These large rodents move gracefully in the water. They have large webbed feet that act like swimming fins and can use their paddle-shaped tails like rudders. They can swim up to five miles an hour, and can hold their breath underwater for 15 minutes. They also have a set of transparent eyelids that function much like goggles.

Common Name Beaver

Scientific Name Castor canadensis

Type Mammal

Status Least Concern

Diet Herbivore

Geographic Range Found throughout North America except the arctic tundra, peninsular Florida and the deserts of the southwestern United States.

Life Span 24 Years

Offspring 1 - 6 Kits