North american beaver

Discover interesting facts about North American beavers, their behavior, habitat, and impact on ecosystems. Learn how these industrious creatures shape the environment around them.
Vanilla, strawberry, and raspberry flavorings in candy are sometimes made with castoreum, an extract made from beaver butt excretions. | 7 Terrifying Facts About Halloween Candy Beaver Pictures, Beaver Animal, North American Beaver, Beaver Dam, National Animal, Types Of Dogs, Animal Facts, Animal Friends, Alberta Canada

Vanilla, strawberry, and raspberry flavorings in candy are sometimes made with castoreum, an extract made from beaver butt excretions.

Because the FDA has ruled castoreum to be "generally regarded as safe,” manufacturers can list it on food labels as “natural flavoring." So you'll probably NEVER KNOW if you're eating it — but it's not bad for you, just a little...funky.

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A Beaver Tale

This beaver was sunning herself on a rock out in the Yukon River the other day following a spring snowstorm. They use their large flat tails to maneuver when swimming, to prop themselves up when felling trees with their teeth, to store fat reserves, to lever fallen logs back to their ponds, and to slap the water and warn of danger. When a nearby beaver suddenly slaps its tail on the water, it can be quite loud and startling, especially if one hasn't noticed it while walking beside a quiet…

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The North American beaver is the largest rodent in North America and is the second-largest in the world behind the South American capybara. The Eurasian beaver is slightly larger than the North American species, but the American beaver has the maximum size records. . . . . . #beaver #nature #wildlife #beavers #critterfacts #northamericanbeaver #northamericanbeavers #eurasianbeaver #rodent #rodents #animalfacts Beaver Pictures, North American Beaver, Baby Beaver, American Animals, List Of Animals, Your Spirit Animal, Poster Pictures, Wildlife Animals, Jolie Photo

The North American Beaver

The North American beaver is the largest rodent in North America and is the second-largest in the world behind the South American capybara. The Eurasian beaver is slightly larger than the North American species, but the American beaver has the maximum size records. . . . . . #beaver #nature #wildlife #beavers #critterfacts #northamericanbeaver #northamericanbeavers #eurasianbeaver #rodent #rodents #animalfacts

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