Sign up for our newsletter and get a curated list of the top trending stories and exclusive rewards every day.

Trending Topics

Get the MTL Blog app

Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Giant Prehistoric Beaver The Size Of A Bear Found In Canada

Why does this thing exist?
Giant Prehistoric Beaver The Size Of A Bear Found In Canada

It's the kind of thing that you thought was only possible in nightmares but this is no joke.

Part of a beaver skull was discovered in 2017 in a gravel pit in Manitoba. But this isn't just any beaver. This was a giant prehistoric beaver as large as a freakin' bear!

These giant beavers roamed North America during the ice age. They stood around 2.5 metres tall and weighed up to 100 kilograms.

Compared to the prehistoric Castoroides ohioensis, the normal-sized beaver's tooth looks itty bitty. This is only the fourth specimen to ever be found in Canada.

More from MTL Blog

Comments 💬

Our comment section is a place to promote self-expression, freedom of speech and positivity. We encourage discussion and debate, but our pages must remain a safe space where everyone feels comfortable and the environment is respectful.

In order to make this possible, we monitor comments to keep spam, hate speech, violence, and vulgarity off our pages. Comments are moderated according to our Community Guidelines.

Please note that Narcity Media does not endorse the opinions expressed in the comment section of an article. Narcity Media has the right to remove comments, ban or suspend any user without notice, or close a story’s comment section at any time.

First and last names will appear with each comment and the use of pseudonyms is prohibited. By commenting, you acknowledge that Narcity Media has the right to use & distribute your content across our properties.