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How Big Do Beavers Grow?

Beavers are North America’s largest rodents and the second-largest after capybaras of South America. Compared to rodents such as rats and mice, beavers are enormous. Beavers grow continuously throughout their lives, with male and female beavers growing to the same weight and length. They reach up to 70lbs but have been known to reach 100lbs. …

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Why Are Beavers Mammals?

There are two species of beaver in North America; the North American and the mountain. Somebody asked me if they were both species of mammals. Beavers are mammals and have several mammalian traits. Beavers are vertebrates; they use mammary glands to feed their live young, have a four-chambered heart, have fun, and have sweat glands …

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Are Porcupines Deadly?

Porcupines are a widespread group of animals that inhabit almost every continent except Antarctica. They are divided into two families, old-world porcupines, and new-world porcupines. The new world porcupines are mainly found in North America and some parts of northern South America. A porcupine’s primary defense is the quills, which they use to deter predators. …

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Can Beavers See in the Dark?

When researching if beavers make good pets, I found several articles about beavers’ eyesight, so I wanted to share the information I found. Beavers can see in the dark, but their eyesight is reduced at night.  Their vision is more suited to daytime activities; however, a study shows that the beaver has adapted to become …

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