The Life of Animals | Beaver | The habitat of the beaver is the riparian zone, inclusive of stream bed. The beaver works as a keystone species in an ecosystem by creating wetlands That are used by many other species. Beavers fell trees for Several Reasons. They fell large mature trees, usually in strategic locations, to form the base of a dam, but growing niche European Beavers to use small diameter (<10 cm) trees for this purpose. Beavers fell small trees, ESPECIALLY young second-growth trees, for food.

The basic social units of beaver families are a social organization consisting of an adult male and adult female in a monogamous pair and Their kits and yearlings. Beaver families can have as many as ten members in Addition to the monogamous pair. Beaver pairs mate for life; however, if a beaver's mate dies, it will from a partner with one another.

In the time after They leave the lodge for the first time, yearlings Will Their parents help build food caches in the fall and repair dams and lodges. Still, adults do the majority of the work and help young Beavers Their Reasons for parents based on natural selection rather than kin selection. Young Beavers Spend most of Their time playing but also copy Their parents' behavior. However while copying behavior helps imprint life skills in young Beavers IMMEDIATELY it is not necessarily beneficial for parents as the young beaver do not perform the tasks as well as the parents. Older offspring, the which are around two years old, may also live in families and help Their parents. In Addition to Helping build food caches and repairing the dam, two-year old Will also help in feeding, grooming and guarding younger offspring.

When Beavers leave Their natal territories, They usually do not settle far. Related Beavers Their share more features in the anal gland secretion profiles than unrelated Beavers. Being Able to Recognize kin is Important for beaver social behavior and more tolerant behavior it Causes Among neighboring Beavers. As a national symbol, the beaver was chosen to be the mascot of the 1976 Summer Olympics held in Montreal with the name "Amik" ("beaver" in Ojibwe). Toronto Police Service, London Police Service, Canadian Pacific Railway Police Service and Canadian Pacific Railway crest bears the beaver on Their crest or coat of arms.

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