Harrison Brosius, Jaden Ji
What Is A Beaver?
During the 1800's beavers were abundant in Illinois. Without laws to protect them, the beaver population decreased rapidly from hunting and trapping. Soon there only remained a few beaver colonies. Finally, protective regulations were introduced in 1933. Beavers provide many benefits, though they are threats to agriculture, and transportation. Beavers now can be hunted but are only to be hunted during their specified season. This ensures the damage caused by beavers lowered, and allowing the beaver population to not exceed.
- Beavers can close both their ears and nose
- Beavers can live up to 24 years old
- Beavers possess transparent eyelids enabling them to see underwater
- Beavers have been known to share their homes with muskrats
- Beavers use their tails to slap the water as a warning of danger
- In beaver years, being 2 is as if being old enough to go to college
- Beavers teeth never stop growing