Do you know this animal? It is a beaver. Beavers live in North America and Europe. They have brown fur and a black tail. The tail is large and flat. They also have four feet. An animal’s feet are called its paws. Beavers have two black eyes, but they can not see well.
Look at the beaver’s teeth. Their teeth are very large. Beavers need these large teeth to live. The beaver’s teeth always grow. They cut down trees with their teeth. They eat smaller trees. Beavers do not eat fish. They also use the trees to make their homes.
Beavers live in and near rivers. Beavers use trees to build a home in the river. They work to make the home. The home is called a lodge. They also build dams. Beavers use large trees to make their lodges and dams. The dam can change where the water in the river goes. The dam can keep a pool of water behind it. The beaver uses the river water to carry trees. Beavers’ dams and homes also keep them safe when larger animals come.