Interesting facts about pocket gophers

Pocket gophers, commonly referred to as just gophers, are burrowing rodents of the family Geomyidae. There are about 35 species of gophers. All species are endemic to North and Central America. Gophers live in prairies, woodlands, coastal areas and mountains – anywhere with soft, moist soil. The gopher has an average lifespan of 1 to … Read more

Interesting facts about voles

Vole is the common name for small, mice-like rodent. They are sometimes known as meadow mice or field mice in North America and Australia. They are classified, along with lemmings in the subfamily Arvicolinae of the family Cricetidae. There are approximately 155 different vole species. Voles are very widespread, found throughout temperate North America, Asia, … Read more

Interesting facts about beavers

Beavers are known for their natural trait of building dams on rivers and streams, and building their homes (known as “lodges”) in the resulting pond. They are famously busy, and they turn their talents to reengineering the landscape. They have thick fur, webbed feet and flattened, scale-covered tails. With powerful jaws and strong teeth. Average … Read more