Leave It to Beavers

Leave It to Beavers

DVD - 2014
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A growing number of scientists, conservationists and grass-roots environmentalists have come to regard beavers as overlooked tools when it comes to reversing the disastrous effects of global warming and world-wide water shortages. Once valued for their fur or hunted as pests, these industrious rodents are seen in a new light through the eyes of this novel assembly of beaver enthusiasts who reveal the ways in which the presence of beavers can transform and revive landscapes.
Publisher: [United States] :, PBS Distribution,, [2014]
ISBN: 9781627890168
Branch Call Number: DVD 599.37 L487
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
video file,DVD video,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1,rda
Alternative Title: Nature (Television program)

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nickster13
Jul 24, 2017

Nothing negative to say at all. It's incredibly charming, with great visuals and stories. You won't get bored or regret watching if you like the environment, animals and so on.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Jul 04, 2016

When it comes to the likes of beavers - I'd say that the old, familiar expression "As busy as a beaver" fits this species of semi-aquatic rodent to an absolute "T". (Man, these guys are the busiest bunch of critters that you're ever gonna see!)

From all across Canada, and into the USA, beavers (who are expert engineers) can be found actively building their signature dams (in the wild) on many rivers and streams. Using their powerful front teeth like saws, beavers can cut down a sizable tree in no time flat.

"Leave It To Beavers" is a very entertaining, insightful and informative nature-documentary that gives the viewer a clear understanding of these awesome creatures through interviews with Biologists and Wildlife Rehabilitators.

Even if you're not an ecologically-minded person, I suggest you take the time to view this 54-minute program, showcasing the beaver, Canada's national symbol. If nothing else, it's sure to get you thinking that we, as humans, really do owe the beaver a bit of space.

(*Watch video-clip of beavers cutting down trees*)

LPL_ShirleyB Oct 02, 2015

This top notch nature documentary is entertaining and educational for adults and kids! Beavers actually work as engineers, improving habitat and saving water. Their efforts are beneficial to other animals, including humans!

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Keogh
Aug 12, 2014

An outstanding documentary from PBS (as usual), this looks at the industrious mammal capable of vastly altering its surroundings. The social nature of the beaver with each other and with humans is explored, their techniques at dam and lodge building, and their impact and usefulness in the natural world. The documentary also examines ways that are being explored to better co-exist with beavers. The filmmaking is stunning, and well worth watching.

7 Jul 24, 2014

Best documentary on beavers I have ever seen! I'm so glad the hard-working, sociable, family-orientated, and genius engineer beaver is Canada's national symbol. Plus, I learned they mate for life, welcome other animal families into their lodges, and have iron inside their ever-growing teeth! Beavers are so awesome!!!

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