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Believe it or not, the beaver is actually a rodent! Made up of two different species, the North American beaver and the Eurasian beaver, this buck toothed mammal can be found throughout Canada and the continental United States, as well as some parts of Europe and Asia.
Famous for cutting down large trees and using the wood to build both dams and their homes, beavers are a species of mammal that can be found near river ecosystems. In the areas they’re endemic to, beavers are a keystone species because the wetlands they create are vital to the survival of many different types species. In fact, many researchers believe that no other animal singlehandedly shapes the surrounding landscape as much as beavers.
Scientific Name: Genus Castor
Characteristics: With a mouth full of twigs and branches, this beaver is carrying wood back to build up its dam! Expertly crafted and painted by hand, our beaver toy figurine features lifelike scientific detail, and is wonderful as a toy, as a tool in a classroom for educational purposes, as a gift, as an addition to a collection or diorama, and even as a cute piece of décor.
Size: At 4 inches long and 1.35 inches tall, both dimensions of this beaver toy model are about an inch smaller than a soda can resting on its side.
The Beaver is part of the Wild Safari® North American Wildlife collection.