Science North, located in Sudbury, Ont., is saying goodbye to one of its beloved residents, Kash the beaver. Kash first arrived at Science North in 2016 as a kit and has been a part of the facility ever since. However, the original enclosure was only built to house one beaver.
As Kash has grown and matured, he has developed a need for increased social engagement with other animals, especially other beavers. In order to accommodate this need, Science North, which is part of Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums network, is working to find Kash a new home. While they cannot yet disclose the exact location of his new home, it is a facility that Science North has collaborated with extensively in the past.
With Kash’s departure, Science North will be using the current enclosure for smaller animals such as turtles and some fish species. Amy Henson, the center’s senior scientist, emphasized that despite Kash’s departure, Science North still 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 be many more animals for people to explore.