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True Facts: The Beaver

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Thank you to:
Dr. Vanessa Petro, Oregon State Univ.
Dr. Peter Busher, Boston Univ.
Dr. Emily Fairfax, CSU Channel Islands
Dr. Clint Epps, Oregon State Univ.
Dr. Lyle M. Gordon, Northwestern Univ.
Mike Callahan, Beaver Institute
Bob Armstrong "Nature Bob," Univ. of Alaska
Michael Graydon
Ben Goldfarb, author of "Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter"
James St. John
Julio Lacerda
Thilo Park
Janet Pesaturo,
Winterberry Wildlife
National Wildlife Research Center, Oregon Field Station
Jak Wonderly
US Forest Service Mendenhall Glacier Web Cam

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Beaver Skull Cut: Thilo Parg / Wikimedia Commons CC BY 4.0

Palaeocastor fossor and Palaeocastor and burrow in National Museum of Natural History: Claire H. (flickr) CC BY 2.0

Palaeocastor BW.jpg: Nobu Tamura CC3.0 Unported

Daemonelix burrow James St. John CC-BY 2.0,_Middle_Miocene;_Sioux_County,_Nebraska,_USA)_4_(32674818704).jpg

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