Kash, the beloved resident beaver at Science North in Sudbury, Ont., is set to move to a new home by the end of this month. Although he has been a part of Science North since 2016 as a kit, the facility was originally built for only one beaver.
According to Amy Henson, the center’s senior scientist, Kash has reached a stage in his life where he requires increased social engagement with other animals, especially fellow beavers. As a result, Science North, as part of Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums network, is working hard to find Kash a new home. While they cannot yet disclose the exact location of Kash’s new abode, it is a facility that Science North has collaborated with extensively in the past.
Although Science North does not have immediate plans to acquire another beaver as a replacement for Kash, the current enclosure will be used for smaller animals such as turtles and some fish species. Henson emphasized that despite Kash’s departure, Science North offers an extensive range of animals for visitors to learn about and enjoy. Even though they will no longer have a beaver at the center, there will still be many more creatures for people to explore.