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Giant beaver

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Giant beaver
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Urist likes giant beavers for their dams.


Beaver - Beaver man - Giant beaver

Alignment: Savage

· Exotic mount

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 500

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Not hunting/war trainable 

Birth: 34,180 cm3
Mid: 170,900 cm3
Max: 341,800 cm3

Adult at: 1
Max age: 15-20
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 14-20
Fat 13-17
Brain 1
Heart 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 1
Liver 1
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1
Sweetbread 1
Eyes 0-2
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 18-22
Skull 1
Teeth 4
Skin Raw hide
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A large river monster, known for building huge wooden fortresses.

Giant beavers are the giant animal variant of the common beaver, found in savage temperate lakes and rivers where they appear in groups of 3-10 individuals. They are roughly five times the size of a dwarf, but are generally benign and content to simply meander their territory. If confronted, however, they may fight back and make quick work out of inexperienced warriors.

Giant beavers can be captured in cage traps and trained into exotic pets, possessing the standard giant creature value. They provide plenty of meat and bones when butchered, making them useful as potential livestock. Like other giant animals, giant beavers are exotic mounts.

Some dwarves like beavers for their dams and their tree-felling habits.

In Real Life[edit]

An animal often called a 'Giant Beaver' lived in Ice Age North America. Castoroides was the size of a black bear. However, the DF Giant Beaver is much bigger than Castoroides. For some reason, Castoroides has never appeared in the Ice Age movie franchise.

Makes massive dams.