Castor fiber

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Noun1.Castor fiber - a European variety of beaverCastor fiber - a European variety of beaver  
beaver - large semiaquatic rodent with webbed hind feet and a broad flat tail; construct complex dams and underwater lodges
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Alicia said the European beaver was herbivorous, semi-aquatic and mainly active at dawn and dusk.
The European beaver learned its lesson from this experience, preferring greener areas of Berlin such as Treptow.
Contract notice: Of The Study Population Bluethroat This Mirror On The Natura 2000 Site "Lower Doubs Valley" And (39) Evaluation Of The Impact Of The European Beaver On Its Breeding Sites
The European beaver was once widespread but was prized for its fur, the castoreum it produces for use in medicines and as a base aroma in perfumes and its meat which could be eaten by Catholics as a fish.
They said at the time, that the European Beaver, unlike its American cousin, rarely builds dams, chops down trees, travels far from its den and would be easy to live trap.
In the past decade alone, the European beaver has been reintroduced to the wild at Knapdale Forest in Scotland, and the world's heaviest flying bird, the great bustard, has begun nesting again on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire.
Development of nine new microsatellite loci for the American beaver, Castor canadensis (Rodentia: Castoridae), and cross-species amplification in the European beaver, Castor fiber.
The European Beaver was hunted almost to extinction in Europe, and it died out in Britain in the 1500s.
BEAVER COMEBACK: The European beaver is to be reintroduced to the wild in the UK, Scottish environment minister Mike Russell announced.
The European beaver was hunted to extinction in England in the 12th century before eventually dying out from its stronghold in Scotland in the 16th century.

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