Believe it or not, the beaver is actually a rodent! Made up of two different species, the North American beaver and the Eurasian beaver, this buck toothed mammal can be found throughout Canada and the continental United States, as well as some parts of Europe and Asia. Scientific Name:Genus Castor Characteristics: With a mouth full of twigs and branches, this beaver is carrying wood back to build up its dam! Expertly crafted and painted by hand, our beaver figurine features life-like scientific detail, and is wonderful as a toy, as a tool in a classroom for educational purposes, as a gift, as an addition to a collection or diorama, and even as a cute piece of décor. Size and Color: 4 inches long and 1.35 inches tall, both dimensions of this model are about an inch smaller than a soda can resting on its side. Similar to nearly all beavers, this figurine has a light brown and tan coat with a dark black tail. The Beaver is part of the Wild Safari® North American Wildlife collection.