What Happened to the World's Biggest Beaver?

13-Yan, 2021
218 459 Ko‘rishlar soni

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It’s important to us that you understand how big this beaver was. Just like modern beavers, it was semiaquatic -- it lived both on the land and in the water. The difference is that today’s beavers do a pretty special thing - one that the giant beaver probably didn’t, or couldn’t, do.
Thank you to these paleoartists for allowing us to use their wonderful illustrations:
Julio Lacerda (including the thumbnail for this video!): twitter.com/JulioTheArtist
Ceri Thomas: nixillustration.com
Fabrizio de Rossi: facebook.com/ArtofFabricious/
Produced in collaboration with PBS Digital Studios: uzworld.info
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  • Giant beaver

    Kenny McCormickKenny McCormick21 soat oldin
  • Castoroides? Where my ark players at!?

    Chapelpython2Chapelpython222 soat oldin
  • I missed the episode last week because i thought the thumbnail was familiar

    Greco CabaneroGreco CabaneroKun oldin
  • I quote Leslie Neilson: “Nice beaver”.

    leonious mumblescraperleonious mumblescraperKun oldin
  • Humans are like beavers! We shape the world around us, increasing our chances for survival! I LOVE THIS CHANNEL!

    Ari KorahAri Korah2 kun oldin
  • I'm a huge fan of your channel PBS enos

    Johann Cloud SantosJohann Cloud Santos2 kun oldin
  • “What about the R.O.U.S.’s?” “Rodents of Unusual Size? I don’t think they exist.”

    Christian RockChristian Rock2 kun oldin
  • AnimalWonders Montana is wonderful. Recommended!

    Paul MinerPaul Miner2 kun oldin
  • Check out the largest known beaver dam, Improvement District No. 24, Alberta, Canada. Half-mile long, visible from space!

    Falbert ForesterFalbert Forester2 kun oldin
  • The world’s biggest beaver was never missing. My ex-wife still has it.

    Neg AtiveNeg Ative3 kun oldin
  • I'm going to quibble about the reconstruction at 3:36. The tail vertebrae were flattened similar to Castor. They didn't have a tail like the muskrat or rounded. ( I worked at a natural history museum and sculpted life sized reconstructions for exhibit)

    TutelinaTutelina3 kun oldin
  • If possible, I'd like to see more video's on ecosystem engineers and how /why they evolved those traits.

    ernstvermeulen1989ernstvermeulen19893 kun oldin
  • blake: guys this is really important to me that you learn about this giant beaver comment section: 👀👀👀 muscles

    Chloe PeiflyChloe Peifly3 kun oldin
  • Yay! He's back!

    ConfuseddalekConfuseddalek3 kun oldin
  • Must ... resist. ... Must ... resist. :-)

    Steve 059Steve 0593 kun oldin
  • i think human hunting drove them to extinction just like all other megafauna in americas, timelines fits too.

    QuitLifeQuitLife3 kun oldin
  • Evolution of the plasenta please!

    Aybala Tuana UsluAybala Tuana Uslu3 kun oldin
  • This guy is super yoked now

    Leandro SincoLeandro Sinco3 kun oldin
  • Yummy.

    Daxxon JabiruDaxxon Jabiru3 kun oldin
  • a rodent the size of a bear...

    Wesley HempoliWesley Hempoli3 kun oldin
  • Wiki has an article about Francevillan biota, which is regarded as multicellular life over 2 billion years ago. Could you tell us about it, and whether this article should be trusted at all.

    Сергей БыковСергей Быков4 kun oldin
  • Keep in mind, it’s not a beaver. Not yet 😂

    Bryan O.Bryan O.4 kun oldin
  • PBS Eons: What happened to the biggest beaver ever? Me: It died

    Muhammad HussainMuhammad Hussain4 kun oldin
  • @PBSEons So, most modern mammals are rodents (right?) and they've pretty much stuck to the original "design" of being small and fast and diggy which helped them outlast the dinos, SO: has there ever been an Age Of Rodents wherein rodents filled all the niches from big predator on down? This video made me think of this...

    j sj s4 kun oldin
  • Great video, and the host is looking different 🤔

    Ernesto LopezErnesto Lopez4 kun oldin
  • When are they going to talk about the extinction of Steve?

    Zeke Le RossignolZeke Le Rossignol4 kun oldin
  • Loving how frustrated Blake sounds by the fact that the giant beavers aren’t around anymore

    Kelsey WhitakerKelsey Whitaker5 kun oldin
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    Dustin MullinsDustin Mullins5 kun oldin
  • Thanks for acknowledging the indigenous land where the fossils were found, it makes a difference!

    Rei MarreseRei Marrese5 kun oldin
  • Rodents of unusual size?!

    Cosmo NesbittCosmo Nesbitt5 kun oldin
  • We still miss you Steve...wherever you are

    Wade O.Wade O.5 kun oldin
  • Got scarce and disappeared with the other megafauna? As spreading populations of h. Sapiens ran out of mammoths, camels, horses & etc. to eat? Question: Were they TASTY?

    Bert2368Bert23685 kun oldin
  • Great episode!

    narutodayonarutodayo5 kun oldin

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  • Just be sure not to take any silica pearls or cementing paste from their homes, or they'll swarm you.

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  • Thank you guys so much for providing the acknowledgement of Indigenous lands - it means a lot :)

    Aaron MarksAaron Marks5 kun oldin
  • What happened to eontologist Steve..??

    asdkfjasdl;kfjasasdkfjasdl;kfjas5 kun oldin
  • I am so immature

    Boone DBoone D5 kun oldin
  • When I hear that a species existed only about a million years before going extinct I don’t think that’s very long. But then I realize that humans have only existed about 1/5th of that and civilization has only existed for like 6 thousand years.

    OutdoseOutdose5 kun oldin
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    Colten CalvertColten Calvert6 kun oldin
  • Its weird how much I miss Steve's name in the eontologist list...

    ByskaarByskaar6 kun oldin
  • What is the name of this music, playing in first half of the video?

    Sergey KoshmanSergey Koshman6 kun oldin
  • This video proved to me that I've been a twelve year old for 33 years and counting

    Siobhán SSiobhán S6 kun oldin
  • Thank you so much for the acknowledgement about native lands.

    Nikki BishopNikki Bishop6 kun oldin
  • Do one on bigfoot

    StephenRahrigStephenRahrig6 kun oldin
  • I still miss Steve :(

    dragonspightdragonspight6 kun oldin
  • Is it bad that i get even more excited learning about these critters because I know them from ARK?

    Drejan Pa'dasorebDrejan Pa'dasoreb6 kun oldin
  • I thought the gaming beaver was gonna comment here Oh well

    Shem LM1Shem LM16 kun oldin
  • I think Before Fungi would be an excellent video. Probably too late to request.

    Quarantined CosmonautQuarantined Cosmonaut6 kun oldin
  • If this programme doesn't inspire Americans to pull it together and stand for justice, equality and liberty as an undivided group with those common causes, then I don't know what would. This is it, people. This is the why. How lucky you are. You simply must not forfeit this.

    Tran The CutestTran The Cutest6 kun oldin
  • Oh wow. Beavers are genius

    ayu nuriayu nuri6 kun oldin
  • I guess you could say beavers give a dam about their dams.

    MultiyapplesMultiyapples6 kun oldin
  • Best submitted joke yet....

    Doireallygottafillthispartin?Doireallygottafillthispartin?6 kun oldin
  • 😱 Where’s Steve?!?

    Camilo GomezCamilo Gomez6 kun oldin
  • Anyone know the music in the background??

    That GuyThat Guy6 kun oldin
  • I've mentally checked out for a few months, here for the gains, not the Dinos

    PatrickPatrick6 kun oldin
  • modern beavers are kinda boring ok not realy the make dams out of wood they chewed down

    Lumberjack king the greatLumberjack king the great6 kun oldin
  • :Ark Survival Evolved:

    Yusry FreislaarYusry Freislaar6 kun oldin
  • swol

    ZeDoctorZeDoctor6 kun oldin
  • 🦫🦫🦫🦫🦫

    Just one TreeJust one Tree6 kun oldin
  • Yo what happened to Steve?

    Commander ZavalaCommander Zavala6 kun oldin
  • Blake looking SWOLE! makes me feel insecure about my isolation/quarantine bod.

    Pete RheinPete Rhein7 kun oldin
  • @PBS Eons Can you do a video on how parasitic sea lamprey survived 4 extinction events and still live today

    Jeff DebrineJeff Debrine7 kun oldin
  • Here's Blake telling us all about a giant beaver, but all we can focus on are his giant biceps.

    José Carlos Lazarte AspíllagaJosé Carlos Lazarte Aspíllaga7 kun oldin
  • I come to this channel to learn about stuff while also being in the comfort of not doing physical sheets of work. tis very relaxing

    Lulukazie 135Lulukazie 1357 kun oldin
  • We probably were a factor in their demise as well, due to their size they almost certainly would have been a target for early humans.

    EiruEiru7 kun oldin
  • 2.5 metres... that is absolutely incredible.

    EiruEiru7 kun oldin
  • Can you do cows next?

    Joe HigashiJoe Higashi7 kun oldin
  • Truly a R.O.U.S (Rodent Of Unusual Size)

    MrEmoImoMrEmoImo7 kun oldin
  • So the small and nerdy guy who majored in engineering triumphs over the big and stong guy who knows only to depend on his size

    Vincent XuVincent Xu7 kun oldin
  • Castoroides may have lost habitat in the southern Midwest but it gained it in the northern Midwest and further north. I doubt climate had much to do with its extinction. Like most megafauna or "larger versions" of living animals, it was probably hunted out by humans.

    AM DAM D7 kun oldin
  • It went extinct (I'm just guessing)

    CavemanSynthesizerCavemanSynthesizer7 kun oldin
  • Thank you for acknowledging the First People.

    Peter LorimerPeter Lorimer7 kun oldin
  • Another very well done video, except for one thing. Unfortunately, this isn't the first time PBS Eons has refused to wrestle with the possibility that humans wiped out the megafauna at the end of the Ice Age. As was mentioned in the video, previous ice ages have ended without exterminating the giant beaver and other megafauna. The difference this time is that this time, humans were present. We modern humans have trouble adapting to the environment without harming it. Maybe it took the early humans in the Western Hemisphere some time to adapt to the end of the Ice Age and caused some extinctions in the meantime. While human causation of Paleolithic extinctions is not confirmed, it is broadly considered a reasonable possibility, and PBS Eons appears to be ducking the issue.

    Brian SchmidtBrian Schmidt7 kun oldin
  • Costco size perfume is made from their castor gland

    sherlockbonezsherlockbonez7 kun oldin
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    Alejandra GuevaraAlejandra Guevara8 kun oldin
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    Matt OMatt O8 kun oldin
  • Dont steal there cementing paste

    Paul DavisPaul Davis8 kun oldin
  • The acknowledgement of First Nations at the end of the video is a good step. Thanks to Eons for including it.

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    Richard RoysterRichard Royster8 kun oldin
  • Me who knew this and many other things because I play ark

    Jake SchefferJake Scheffer8 kun oldin
  • Blake keeps getting yoked-er

  • paleo daddy back again being adorable as always. lets learn about megafauna

    fancydeerfancydeer8 kun oldin
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    Mal KongMal Kong8 kun oldin
  • I like big beavers!

    GBLynden's Random ReviewsGBLynden's Random Reviews8 kun oldin
  • Where is Steve?!

    niizzy aniizzy a8 kun oldin
  • I love this channel, but I have a theory... It’s specifically said that they move north during warm periods, which is what we are in right now.... time to go research if Yukon or Alaskan fur trappers/ gold rushers documented any giant beavers! Likely they would inhabit similar territory to moose where it’s highly difficult for humans to travel.

    Jenn LeightonJenn Leighton8 kun oldin
  • Ark Survival

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  • this guy got fit during quarantine god damn

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  • this was posted on my Bday!

    LiberatorX13LiberatorX138 kun oldin
  • 4:24 I misheard this...as twenty SEVEN meters.

    William McGinnisWilliam McGinnis8 kun oldin
  • Castoroid? I know that bc of ARK lmao

    Silent_Ninja 338Silent_Ninja 3388 kun oldin
  • It was all climate change and just a wild coincedence that the world's most dangerous predator showed up in America at the same time?

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