Saturday, May 8, 2010

World's biggest beaver dam found

The worlds biggest beaver dam has been found. A dam so large, that it can be seen from space! The Park was found by researcher Jean Thie, using Google satellite imagery. Thie observed the dam to be about 850 metres (2,800 feet) long. The dam is located near the southern edge of Wood Buffalo National Park, a Canadian national park. Thie speculates that the dam's construction began in the mid-1970's and has grown over the years. The record for largest beaver dam was previously held by a dam in Montana that measured 652 feet.

Wow, this is cool yet incredibly funny. I definitely never expected to hear of a beaver dam this big. Let alone one that could be seen from space. Its truly amazing that animals can create such amazing structures. I wonder what animal will create the next giant structure? Maybe it will be a giant hornet nest.

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