Maple, a resident beaver at the Oregon Zoo in Portland, stepped out of her cozy lodge for a walk around the empty zoo, video posted on January 19 shows.
While on her walk, Maple encountered a tasty branch and brought it back to lodgemate Filbert for a nice gnaw.
Maple joined Filbert at the Oregon Zoo’s Cascade Stream and Pond habitat in March of 2020, after Filbert’s parents died in 2019, according to a press release from the Oregon Zoo. Beavers are naturally social creatures, the zoo said.
“The two beavers share a lodge, and spend their days chewing on wood to keep their large, powerful teeth worn down. To encourage these natural behaviors, keepers anchor branches” in the habitat for them to chew, the zoo said. Credit: Oregon Zoo via Storyful