Science North, located in Sudbury, Ont., is preparing to say goodbye to one of its most beloved residents, Kash, the resident beaver. Kash has been a part of Science North since 2016 when he first arrived as a kit. However, the facility was originally built to accommodate only one beaver.
According to Amy Henson, the center’s senior scientist, Kash has reached a point in his life where increased social engagement with other animals, especially other beavers, is necessary. As a result, Science North, as part of Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums network, is working to find Kash a new home. Henson shared that they cannot yet disclose the exact location of Kash’s new home but it is a facility that Science North has collaborated with extensively in the past.
While 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 a wide variety 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 animals for people to explore.