Beavers are herbivores, as they prefer to consume bark, twigs, leaves, aquatic plants and roots. Beavers possess unique and strong teeth with powerful jaws that are great at gnawing through hard material like trees, and can completely change the landscape with these sets of tools. From trees, they are able to create massive logs and branch structures that can easily block water sources like streams and rivers to redirect the water and turn fields and forests into large ponds.
Beavers are one of the largest rodents to be found in the world with an average lifespan that can reach up to 24 years. They weigh approximately 60 lbs. and have unique paddle-shaped tails that are used as rudders.