- Beavers have iron in their teeth, which makes them very strong – good for gnawing through trees!
- Beavers use wood, rocks and mud to build dams which slow the flow of water in a river.
- The dams create ponds in which the beavers build their homes, called lodges.
Spark a discussion
- How are beavers' teeth suited to gnawing through trees?
- Why do beavers store food for the winter months?
- Why do you think beavers use wood, rocks and mud to build their dams, instead of just one material?
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