Beavers were once the size of bears

If you lived roughly 10,000 years ago, you would probably be a little scared of beavers. You see, beavers used to be the size of black bears and they roamed the lakes and wetlands of North America only 10,000 years ago. Thankfully for everyone nowadays, giant beavers died out during the last ice age, leaving us with the smaller, cuter, fuzzier, beaver that we know today. The current beaver is the national animal of Canada.