Thursday, 6 May 2010

Bevers! In! Spaaaaaaace!

I love beavers. They're neat animals, they taste nice, have nice fur, and are fun to watch alive too! And I'm awe of this particularlly industrious beaver
This is, in fact, the world's largest beaver dam. It's so large, it can be seen from space. Wow!

[...] One such place is found in a lush, remote corner of Wood Buffalo National Park, tucked at the base of Alberta's Birch Mountains. There, generations of beavers have laboured for decades on an 850-metre-long dam that is longer than eight football fields stretched end-to-end, or one and a half times the height of the CN Tower.
The beavers of Wood Buffalo have worked for at least 35 years to build the dam, which means it has already taken 15 years longer to build than the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world.

3 comments:

Arvay said...

Dam!

dragonfly said...

That's neat! And lol@Arvay :)

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Oh, Dammit All!

And I shall completely refrain from making any crude beaver jokes.