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Beaver Dam In Canada Visible From Space

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Beaver Dam In Canada Visible From Space

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Beavers in Alberta's Wood Buffalo National Park have been hard at work for decades. They built a dam so big it can be seen from space. Scientists spotted the dam earlier but it got the world's attention this week when photos were released.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

We now know what happens when you leave a bunch of beavers alone for 30 years in the Canadian wilderness. They build a dam so big it can be seen from space. Beavers, as is their wont, have been hard at work in Alberta's Wood Buffalo National Park building a wooden water barrier longer than eight football fields. Parks Canada released photos this week of what it's calling the biggest beaver damn in the world.

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