𝑰𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍 𝑩𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝑫𝒂𝒚
Was first celebrated in 2009 by Beavers Wetlands And Wildlife.
This non-profit organization chose this day to honour Dorothy Richards who spent her lifetime studying this animal.
– Beavers are the largest amphibious rodents in North America and Eurasia and the second largest rodents worldwide.
– They have stout bodies with large heads and weigh between 35 to 65 pounds.
𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝑰𝒔 𝑨 𝑹𝒐𝒅𝒆𝒏𝒕?
They belong to a gnawing mammal of an order that includes rats, mice, squirrels, hamsters, porcupines, and their relatives, and are distinguished by strong constantly growing incisors and no canine teeth.
– Beavers are known for building dams or lodges. They build dams across streams to create a pond where they can build a beaver lodge to live in.
– These ponds provide protection from predators like wolves, coyotes, etc.
– By building dams they restore the land’s most valuable ecosystem, wetlands and provide essential services like water cleansing and moderating the flow of streams.
Now we know where the term –
𝑨𝒔 𝑩𝒖𝒔𝒚 𝑨𝒔 𝑨 𝑩𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒓 comes from!
𝑯𝒐𝒘 𝑫𝒐𝒆𝒔 𝑶𝒏𝒆 𝑪𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒃𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒆?
People celebrate this day by going for a hike to beavers pond, and more importantly, raise awareness about the animal.
Beavers are very good helpers to Mother Earth and International Beavers Day is observed to spread the importance of coexisting with the species for a healthy environment.
Their population is steadily declining because they are being hunted down for their fur.
Let’s celebrate this day to raise awareness to end the hunting!