Rescue

Meet Beatrice, an adorable orphaned beaver who’s become a local celebrity

June 30th, 2020

Of all nature’s creatures, one of the most incredible (and overlooked) is the humble beaver! Beavers are nature’s landscapers and they can get some serious remodeling done if given the time. Through chewing through trees and blocking up rivers, these furry animals are worth a look at.

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Beatrice is a beaver who was orphaned.

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While the reason isn’t known, Beatrice was found washed up ashore at an age that beavers are still supposed to be in the den with their moms. As a result, it was a life or death situation for her. Thankfully, a rescuer found her and wanted to help.

When you see Beatrice you can’t help but go “awww.”

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It’s not every day that you see a baby beaver. Who knew they were so cute! Little B is a furry little puffball and loves to play. Running through the grass and making her own little squeaks, you can tell she is having so much fun. So many animals love to play when given the chance.

The rescuer is even able to hold the baby.

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Since she was rescued as a baby, she seems to be pretty used to human contact. While most would never touch a wild beaver (those teeth!), this one seems to love being petted like a kitten. She just sits in the woman’s arms, enjoying the cuddles.

When the rescuers found her, she was in critical condition.

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Finding her on the side of the bank, they immediately acted and got Beatrice the help she needed. After some care and rest, she was good to go and is the happy little beaver you see now. All it took was a person to care enough to want to help!

Beatrice is going to be a Beaver Ambassador!

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An animal ambassador is essentially an animal that helps create a positive public image for people who are unaware of them. Most people don’t know about beavers, but having one come to their school or event can help them to understand the role and more information about them.

Beavers are key parts of an ecosystem.

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Beavers like B are found in freshwater (streams, lakes, and ponds) across North America. They are nature’s engineers in the sense that they cut down trees to build their own structures. They build canals, lodges, and dams all across their habitat.

The result of their engineering is incredible to see.

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When they dam up a river, they make a pond that is richer in certain species. Pond creatures congregate and the environment changes from a river ecosystem to a pond one. Even more than that, they select the types of trees they want, causing a beaver pond to have different tree species growing around it.

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Beatrice has a long life of love ahead of her.

Since she is going to be raised in captivity (no mother around), she is going to be meeting people all the time to help show what beavers do! Noble work for this fuzzy little creature. Thankfully, they picked a cutie to do it!

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Check out Beatrice in the video below!

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