In the 1940s, the Idaho Department of Interior would capture beavers and parachute them into dry areas to even out the population density and to better distribute moisture via dam building.
Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials struggling to manage a growing beaver population in the 1940s and 1950s struck on an unusual solution.
The rangers took advantage of a surplus of parachutes following World War II to launch a program to trap and air drop beavers into the remote the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness Area.
In the 1940s the Idaho Fish and Game Dept relocated beavers into the wilderness by dropping them out of airplanes with parachutes.
In the 17th century, the Roman Catholic Church ruled that beavers were fish and could be eaten on Fridays.
In 1948 Idaho decided to airdrop beavers into wilderness areas using army surplus parachutes when they had outgrown their other habitats.
Scientists once tested the intelligence of beavers by playing the sound of running water on a field. Eventually, the beavers began covering the tape player with branches and mud.
Artificial Raspberry flavor is milked from the anal glands of a beaver.
Beavers have orange teeth.