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Why do beavers construct dams?


A beaver stands on high of its dam. (Picture credit score: Troy Harrison by way of Getty Pictures)

Beavers are famend for constructing dams, which the animals assemble from bushes and branches they reduce utilizing their sturdy entrance enamel, in keeping with the Nationwide Park Service (opens in new tab). The rodents additionally use grass, rocks and dirt to strengthen these constructions. 

However why do American beavers (Castor canadensis) construct dams? Do they stay in them?

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