Kash, the resident beaver at Science North in Sudbury, Ont., is set to leave his current home by the end of this month. Since arriving at the facility in 2016 as a kit, Kash has been a beloved part of Science North’s ecosystem. However, due to his increasing social needs and desire for interaction with other beavers, Science North has begun searching for a new home for him.
According to Amy Henson, the center’s senior scientist, Kash has reached a critical stage in his life where he requires more social engagement with other animals, especially beavers. As a result, Science North is collaborating with other accredited zoos and aquariums to find Kash a suitable new home. Although they cannot yet disclose the exact location of Kash’s new residence, Henson emphasizes that it is a facility with which Science North has extensive experience working.
While Science North does not have immediate plans to replace Kash with another beaver, the current enclosure will be utilized for smaller animals such as turtles and some fish species. Henson reassures visitors that despite Kash’s departure, Science North remains committed to providing a diverse range of animals for people to learn about and appreciate. Despite not having a beaver on site anymore, there will still be plenty of opportunities for visitors to explore and interact with other fascinating creatures.