Maple the beaver, one of the Oregon Zoo’s “branch managers,” was filmed on an “aquatic woodventure” recently. The zoo released the footage on March 30.
Maple ventured through the Portland facility’s office and into a pond to collect branches, deciding to bring back a comically large one
The three-year-old North American beaver arrived at the zoo a year ago and became close friends with her fellow branch manager, Filbert, Oregon Zoo said.
“Beavers are very social animals, so it’s wonderful to welcome a new member to the family,” senior North American animal keeper Julie Christie said in the statement. “Filbert and Maple are getting along really well, and it’s great for both of them to have a friend to play with.” Credit: Oregon Zoo via Storyful