The resident beaver at Science North in Sudbury, Ont., named Kash, is set to relocate to a new facility by the end of this month. Since his arrival in 2016 as a kit, Kash has been a vital part of Science North’s animal exhibits. However, the facility was initially designed to accommodate only one beaver.
According to Amy Henson, the center’s senior scientist, Kash has reached a stage in his life where he requires more social interaction with other animals, especially other beavers. As a result, Science North, which is part of Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums network, is collaborating with other facilities to find Kash a new home. Henson has shared that they cannot yet disclose the exact location of Kash’s new home but assured that it is a facility they have worked 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 an extensive variety of animals for visitors to learn about and enjoy. Even though they will no longer have a beaver at the center, there will be many more animals for people to explore.