Celebrated on April 7th

National Beaver Day

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Challenge #1

Can you draw a beaver building their own home?

Did you know: Beaver homes, called lodges, are dome-like constructions built from branches and mud. They are positioned in open water for protection from predators and have underwater entrance holes. Beavers are second only to humans in their ability to manipulate their environment – the largest dam built by beavers in existence is located in Wood Buffalo National Park, Alberta, Canada. It stretches for 850m, and is visible from space.

Source: One Kind Planet

Challenge #2

Can you draw a beaver with long front teeth?

Did you know: The large front teeth of the beaver never stop growing. The beavers constant gnawing on wood helps to keep their teeth from growing too long. Their long and flat tail is used for swimming and communication.

Source: Just Fun Facts

Challenge #3

Can you draw a beaver slapping the water with it's tail?

Did you know: A beaver’s tail is a little like a Swiss Army knife: it is used as a rudder, a third leg while standing upright, as a lever to drag branches and can be slapped on the water to warn other beavers of danger.

Source: Science Focus Magazine