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Why beavers are the smartest thing in fur pants

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Beavers play a key role in the environment and can affect other organisms. Find out the meaning of a keystone species by learning about the beaver! Prepare to be amazed!

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There are tons of interesting lessons out there regarding this organism. Learn how they build their homes by watching: How Beavers Build Dams. Now take a look at Beaver Lodge Construction Squad! Listen to this NPR audio: The Bountiful Benefits of Bringing Back Beavers.Parachuting beavers? Yes, it's true! Click here and find out more!Amazed at keystone species? Watch this lesson: Three Animals That Keep Their Ecosystems Together. You can also watch this amazing summary of this concept: Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others: Keystone Species and Trophic Cascades.

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