Dams are quite the engineering marvels, and perhaps, the most successful dam engineers of the animal world are beaver.
Beaver make use of trees to build dams and change the waterways to fit their own benefit, also helping other species in the process. As the engineers of the forest, beaver are driven to reshape their surroundings which was the case with this rescue baby beaver.
Living with a rescue beaver
It isn't often that you see a beaver around the house; however, Nancy, a licensed wildlife rehabilitation specialist, has been living with a rescue named "Beave" since May of 2020.
Beave was found abandoned by the side of a road when it was just three weeks old. Beave's parents were most likely killed or it might have been left by the poachers, according to Bored Panda who got in touch with Nancy.
Building and rebuilding doorway dams
Now, as Beave learns how to do everyday tasks with Nancy, building dams is its favorite activity. However, since it doesn't have the regular trees, branches, grass, rocks, and mud that beaver use to build dams, it has to use anything it can get its paws on from pillows to metal racks.
Nancy explained to Bored Panda, “Beave is just starting to dam with household objects, but has not yet started outside or in water. He dams pretty much every evening. When I clean it up, he just rebuilds!”
He scavenges for statuettes, shows, blocks, buckets, plungers, cloth, toilet mats, brushes, boxes, toys, and anything you can think of to build its doorway dams, according to Bored Panda.
The specialist shares videos of her teaching Beave everything from eating to swimming on Tiktok, and the account has garnered thousands of hundreds of views. Beave will be staying with Nancy for two years, which is the time beaver spend with their parents normally, so it is safe to say that there'll be a lot of dams to build and rebuild.