Science North’s resident beaver, Kash, is preparing to move to a new facility by the end of the month. Kash has been part of the center since 2016 when he first arrived as a kit. However, the facility was originally built to accommodate only one beaver.
According to Amy Henson, Science North’s senior scientist, Kash has reached a stage in his life where increased social engagement with other animals, especially other beavers, is crucial. As a result, Science North has collaborated with another facility to find Kash a new home. While they cannot disclose the exact location yet, it is a facility that they have worked with extensively in the past.
Science North does not currently have plans to acquire another beaver as a replacement for Kash. Instead, the current enclosure will be used for smaller animals such as turtles and some fish species. Henson emphasizes that despite Kash’s departure, Science North offers visitors an extensive range of animals to learn about and enjoy. Even though they will no longer have a beaver at the center, there will still be many more animals for people to explore.
As someone who loves science and nature, I can tell you how exciting it is to visit zoos and aquariums like Science North. It’s fascinating to see all the different species and how they interact with each other in their natural habitats.
Kash’s move may seem like sad news for some animal lovers out there but it’s important to remember that every creature needs its own space and socialization too.
I look forward to seeing what new adventures await me at Science North once Kash has settled into his new home!