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beaver
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beaver
-- nocturnal, twig, deciduous, canal, keen, conservationist, lodge, shirub, exterminate
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○○○ apprentice ⪢⪢
The young act as apprentice builders learning the tricks of trade.
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○○○ bark ⪢⪢
They gnaw through bark to eat the sugary layer underneath.
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beaver dams
beaver dams
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beaver dams
beaver dams
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beavers(European)
-- trunk, intricate, lodge, impenetrable, wield, wetland, haven
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○○○ dredge ⪢⪢
They dredge mud from the pond bottom to seal the dam. Each pond trap several inches of sediment every year. So there's plenty of it.
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○○○ fell ⪢⪢
Felling trees with your teeth takes great strength, skill and patience.
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○○○ incisor ⪢⪢
The beaver's incisors are strengthen with iron which makes them orange. They grow continuously and even self sharpen.
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○○○ interlock ⪢⪢
The whole family works together carefully interlocking the timber.
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○○○ keystone species ⪢⪢
Beavers are keystone species wielding an oversized influence on their surroundings. They build dams which filter water, flood rivers and create crucial wetlands.
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○○○ lodge ⪢⪢
Beavers are easily recognized by their broad flat tails and are well known for the dams and lodges they construct.
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Songs in Easy English
 
○○○ log ⪢⪢
The pond makes it easier to move around the heavy logs they need to build the dams. Out of the water it's a struggle.
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○○○ nocturnal ⪢⪢
They are also nocturnal, being active mostly at night.
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○○○ nutrient ⪢⪢
In the Rocky Mountains beaver dams slowly filter billions of tons of water. The ponds build up soil and nutients and help prevent floods and droughts.
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○○○ rodent ⪢⪢
The largest rodents in North America and the second largest rodents in the world, beavers are semi-aquatic mammals.
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safe haven
And they cut back trees and bushes opening up forest canopies and promoting the growth of heavy underbrush which provides a safe haven for many other animals.
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○○○ semi-aquatic ⪢⪢
Semi-aquatic means that they live in the water part of the time and on land part of the time.
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○○○ slice ⪢⪢
One technique is to slice halfway through and let the wind do the rest.
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○○○ weigh ⪢⪢
Stones help weigh down the _____.
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