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Evolution's Top 10 Coolest Tricks!

By Becky Ferreira Mar 19, 2013

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Engineering

There's a reason industrious people are called "busy beavers." Beavers are the architects of the animal kingdom, constructing dams and lodges that keep them safe from predators and warm in the winter. Beaver dams also flood surrounding areas, making wood and food easier to collect, so beavers are actually geo-engineers in addition to craftsmen. The next time someone tells you humans are the only species capable of adapting their environment to them, lay a beaver tale on them!

Tags: animals, jellyfish, slideshows, nature, life, evolution

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Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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