Gliding along in a boat or canoe on a warm sunny day, watching for beavers is a silent but thrilling thing to do.

When a beaver dives it closes its nose and ears and can survive under water without breathing for up to 20 minutes – so it’s important to be quiet. Of course, it’s not always silent on a beaver safari, as the experience is spiced with stories and facts to make it a great trip for young and old. The beaver was once an endangered species, but can now be found in relatively large numbers. And as these large rodents build huge dams, they are easily discovered.

Beaver facts