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Beavers are known as "ecosystem engineers," species that make precise and transformative changes to their lived environment. Larry Smith/Flickr hide caption

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The Bountiful Benefits Of Bringing Back The Beavers

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A man carries a Nile Perch of about 175 pounds caught in a lake in Uganda. The huge fish — they can weigh up to 440 pounds — were introduced to several African lakes and have wiped out hundreds of local species. WALTER ASTRADA/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Everyone knows beavers can swim, but at one point they also soared through the skies in Idaho thanks to a novel relocation method involving parachutes. Mathieu Belanger/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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