International Beaver Day
International Beaver Day is observed next on Sunday, April 7th, 2024 (128 days from today).
Whether it's on TV, movies, the internet, or in real life, you've probably seen beavers building dams, right? So why do they have to work so hard to build dams, are these dams useful, or harmful to us and other species? The beaver is a strange animal, distributed mainly in the regions of the former Soviet Union, North America, the border of Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia (China). The head of the beaver is large, the face is flat, the shape is strange, and the mouth has sharp incisors that can cut through large trees and hard objects. And to raise people's awareness about this rodent, International Beaver Day was born, which is celebrated every year on April 7.
In the world, the Zoologists have recorded only two species of beavers, the North American beaver and the Eurasian beaver. The difference between these two beaver species is that the Eurasian knot is larger in size and has a narrower snout, and a thinner, lighter coat than the North American beaver. Beavers are slow on land but are excellent swimmers underwater thanks to their webbed feet and oval tail for balance. The beaver's distinctive feature is its unmistakable oval tail. Its tail is used to slam on the water as a warn of danger to fellow humans, it can be up to 38 cm long, 15 cm wide. In addition, the tail of the beaver acts as a lever and a means to help this animal convenient to swim underwater. The skin of the beaver has been of extreme economic value for centuries, which means that the animal population is critically endangered.
Therefore, scientists as well as zoologists in North America on International Beaver Day every year offer activities to raise awareness of the world's people about this iconic animal of Canada.
History of International Beaver Day
In 2008, the International Beaver Day was created by the Board of Directors of a group called Beavers: Wetlands & Wildlife, they chose the birthday of naturalist and educator Richard, April 7. Mrs. Richard is known as a naturalist who devoted her life to inspiring wildlife lovers, botanists and other scientists around the world.
In the Date of the first name of the group, the first group was export and partition to the polymer of disk DVD Special of DVD “Teacher’s Edition” of DVD “Coexisting with Beavers”.
More than 100,000 visitors have come to her home, where two consecutive beaver families live. She wrote Beaver sprite, My Years Building an Animal Sanctuary as part of her life to enlighten the public about important, but lackluster, animals.
“The Beaver Woman” friend and professional associate Dorothy Richards founded a non-profit, Friends of Beaver sprite, after her death in 1985 to continue her educational endeavors.
How to observe International Beaver Day
Read about beavers on Wikipedia
Read Beaver sprite: The Years I Built an Animal Sanctuary by Dorothy Richards.
Hiking to the beaver pond.
Look for a public library that displays on beavers.
Attend a program about this environmental engineering animal.
Use #InternationalBeaverDay to follow on social media.
ObservedInternational Beaver Day has been observed annually on April 7th.
Thursday, April 7th, 2022
Friday, April 7th, 2023
Sunday, April 7th, 2024
Monday, April 7th, 2025
Tuesday, April 7th, 2026