Justin Beaver or “JB” is a rescued beaver who is now living in the home of the founder and director of Second Chances Wildlife Center in Kentucky, Brigitte Broulliard. One of his favorite pastimes is to build dams like other beavers do, but instead of twigs and branches, JB is using toys instead.
In a clip posted on YouTube by the Wildlife Center, JB can be seen building his dam with his favorite toys and other things he can find inside the house.
“He builds dams regularly,” shared Brouillard. “He just gathers whatever he can find,” she added.
Apparently, it was basic instincts that led JB to start building dams inside Brouillard’s home as nobody taught or even encouraged him to do it.
JB was orphaned at about 8 weeks old, an extremely young age to be separated from his parents as beavers are known to be nurtured and cared for by family until they are 2 years old. Fortunately, he was rescued and able to survive but since he did not get the chance to learn “beaver skills”, he cannot be set free into the wild.
JB may not be able to live like a normal beaver but he’s found his calling as a licensed “educational animal” wherein he gets to help educate people about wildlife.
In a video posted by the Louisville Free Public Library, Librarian Damera Blincoe can be seen reading a book, “The Busy Beaver”, with JB by her side.
When JB is not busy with his “teaching” duties or preoccupied with dam building, the adorable beaver is busy causing chaos inside the house, begging for his favorite snacks of sweet potatoes and kale, and carefully grooming himself.
While Brouillard does not mind having JB inside her home even with all the mess, the adorable creature is set to move to his own private pond when he’s ready.