Beaver
  • Home Range: Usually within 200 to 300 yards of the lodge.
 
  • Food: Beaver eat from 1 to 2 pounds of food daily. They eat up to 100% woody plants in the winter but eat only about 10% woody plants in the summer. Willow and cottonwood saplings are favorite woody plants. Corn and various water plants are preferred summertime foods.
     
  • Mating: January to March
     
  • Gestation: 90 days
     
  • Young born: April to June
     
  • Number of young: 3 to 4
     
  • Number of litters: 1
     
  • Young independent: Weaned at 6 months. Young disperse when approximately 2 years of age.