Kash, the resident beaver at Science North in Sudbury, Ont., is set to move to a new facility by the end of this month. The facility was originally built to accommodate only one beaver, but now that Kash has outgrown his current enclosure, Science North is working to find him a new home.
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 part of Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums network, Science North is collaborating with an extensive network of facilities to find Kash a new home that will provide him with the social interaction he needs. While they cannot yet disclose the exact location of Kash’s new home, they are confident that it will be a suitable environment for him.
While Science North does not have immediate plans to acquire another beaver as a replacement for Kash, they will continue to use the current enclosure for smaller animals such as turtles and some fish species. Visitors can still expect to see a wide variety of animals at the center, including birds, reptiles, and mammals. Even though they will no longer have a beaver at the center, there will still be many more animals for people to explore.
Kash has been a beloved member of Science North since he first arrived as a kit in 2016. He has captivated visitors with his playful and curious nature and has become an important part of the center’s educational programs. While it is sad to see him go, Science North is excited about the opportunity to work with other facilities to ensure that Kash finds a new home where he can thrive and continue to learn and grow.