Science North’s resident beaver, Kash, is set to leave the facility by the end of this month. Kash first arrived in 2016 as a kit and has been a part of Science North ever since. However, the facility was originally built for only one beaver.
According to Amy Henson, the centre’s senior scientist, Kash has reached a point in his life where he requires increased social engagement with other animals, especially other beavers. As a result, Science North is working with Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums network to find Kash a new home. Although they cannot disclose the exact location of Kash’s new home yet, it is a facility that Science North has collaborated 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 a wide variety of animals for visitors to learn about and enjoy. Even though they will no longer have a beaver at the centre, there will be many more animals for people to explore.