Giant beavers in Virginia?

Giant beavers in Virginia? During the last Ice Age, Virginia was home to beavers that grew to over 200 pounds - about 4 times larger than modern beavers! Learn more about these now extinct animals in this latest episode of "Museum Minute"!

The Virginia Museum of Natural History has a spectacular assortment of displays within its exhibit galleries! Some displays are unforgettable, while others don't always get the attention they deserve. Through the original series "Museum Minute", museum educators highlight various displays throughout the exhibit galleries, while providing intriguing facts you may not have known.

"Museum Minute" is made possible thanks to VMNH Corporate Partner Carter Bank & Trust! (!

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