Fun Beaver Facts

American Indians called the beaver the “sacred center”.

Beavers’ ability to change the landscape is second only to real estate developers.

While some beaver behavior is instinctive, they also learn by imitation. Which is why you should never do a cheezy lounge act when there are beavers around.

Noted cognitive ethologist Dr. Donald Griffin said “When we think of the kinds of animal behavior that suggest conscious thinking, the beaver comes naturally to mind.” Which may explain why there are no beavers employed by NCDOT.

Beavers enjoy practical jokes.

Beavers rarely overpopulate, which is why there are so few beavers in Utah.

Many big thanks to Beavers: Wetlands and Wildlife for their treasure trove of trivia.