Kash, the beloved resident beaver at Science North in Sudbury, Ont., is set to relocate to a new facility by the end of this month. Since his arrival at Science North in 2016 as a kit, Kash has been an integral part of the center’s educational programs and exhibits.
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, particularly other beavers. Consequently, Science North, as part of Canada’s network of accredited zoos and aquariums, is actively seeking a new home for Kash. Although they cannot yet disclose the exact location of Kash’s new residence, it is a facility that Science North has collaborated extensively with in the past.
Despite not immediately acquiring another beaver to replace Kash, the current enclosure will continue to house smaller animals such as turtles and some fish. Henson emphasized that despite Kash’s departure, Science North remains committed to providing visitors with a wide range of animals to learn about and enjoy. Although it will no longer have a beaver at the center, there will still be many other fascinating creatures for people to discover.