Single Parent Beaver Dad Gives a Dam
Beaver dads are often among the best in the animal kingdom, but one beaver widower who lost his long-time mate merits special attention.
“Dad,” who lives in a Martinez, Calif. beaver colony, was suddenly left with three young kits to care for when his devoted partner died of an infection. They had previously raised 12 other kits together.
Top photo: “Dad” the Beaver and kit; middle photo: Dad hard at work; credit: Cheryl Reynolds, “Worth A Dam”