Kash, Science North’s resident beaver in Sudbury, Ont., is set to relocate to a new facility by the end of this month. Although Kash first arrived at the facility in 2016 as a kit, the original building was only designed to accommodate one beaver.
As Kash has grown older, he requires increased social interaction with other animals, particularly other beavers. Science North, as part of Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums network, is working to find Kash a new home that can accommodate his needs. While they cannot disclose the exact location of his new home yet, it is a facility that Science North has collaborated with extensively in the past.
The departure of Kash means that Science North will not immediately acquire another beaver as a replacement. Instead, the current enclosure will be used for smaller animals such as turtles and some fish species. However, Henson emphasized that despite Kash’s departure, Science North still offers a wide variety of animals for visitors to learn about and enjoy. Visitors can still explore the many different species available at Science North.