Why Are Beaver Teeth Bright Orange?

Why Are Beaver Teeth Bright Orange?

The incisors of beaver are fortified with iron and appear a bright orange. Not only does the iron give beavers the strength to cut through trees, it's also super effective in staving off cavities. The teeth also continuously grow and self-sharpen.


Key Facts In This Video

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    Beavers are vegetarians. (0:07)

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    One method beavers have for creating dams is to gnaw through a tree trunk and let the wind knock the tree over. (0:37)

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    In the Rocky Mountains, beaver dams slowly filter billions of tons of water. (1:58)

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