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Also referred to as “Aplodontia,” “Boomer,” “Ground Bear,” or “Giant Mole". Mountain Beaver are primarily a fossorial (sub-surface oriented) rodent living in burrows in and near moist riparian forest communities. Most burrow colonies are in areas with proximity to a water source, well-developed, firm soils, and abundant vegetation. Little is understood about BC’s populations which are limited in distribution and subject to a number of threats from human activities including forest clearing, development, genetic isolation and domestic pet predation.

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Global Status: 
Provincial Status: 
SARA Status: 
Special Concern
BC List Status: 
Yellow (Not at risk of extinction)


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