Friends of High Park Zoo (FHPZ) was formed in 2012 to raise the necessary funds to ensure that the Zoo remained open in the wake of City budget cuts for the 2012 and 2013 operating years. With the City restoring operating funding in 2014, FHPZ looks to raise sustainable funding from individuals, corporations and local businesses to enhance and sustain the Zoo.

The goal for the 2016 Honey Match Initiative was to raise $70,000 by June 30th, 2016 to improve the Llama Pen. The funds raised by individual and corporate donations towards this initiative (up to $35,000) were matched thanks to the  generous support of the Honey Family Foundation ($20,000 contribution) and the Griggs Family Foundation ($15,000 contribution).

FHPZ is a registered not-for-profit corporation created expressly to generate support for High Park Zoo.  FHPZ accepts donations directly and through Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation, a registered charity.

The Zoo is open every day from 7:00 am to dusk.  The Llama Pen is open weekends and statutory holidays allowing visitors to feed and pet the llamas from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm beginning in April until the end of October.


Help Name the Baby Capybaras

High Park’s famed capybaras, Bonnie and Clyde, have had triplets… and now you can help name them!

Enter your suggested names (and your own contact information) on the form below.

We don’t know whether the babies are male or female yet. Not even the vets will be able to tell until they are older. So you might want to consider names that work for any cute little capybaby.

Submitted names will be added to the “long list.” From this list, the Friends of High Park Zoo will create a short list. Then you’ll be invited to vote on your favourites. The long-list deadline is May 3. Voting on the short list will start May 8.

You can also help us renovate the capybara home! Donate to our High Park Zoo fundraising campaign.. After all, the family is expanding!

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To ensure there is always a free community zoo in High Park for families to enjoy.
To enhance High Park Zoo for the benefit of all visitors by leading activities that engage the community, while promoting education, awareness and fundraising for the Zoo.

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Donations to support High Park Zoo can be made through Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation online, onsite or by mail. Online: www.torontoparksandtrees.ca
Onsite: Donation Stations in High Park are located outside: the Llama Pen and the Grenadier Café.

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Established in the 1893 for deer, the Zoo’s animal paddocks have always been a popular attraction. Today, over 120 years later, the Zoo’s eleven paddocks are home to a variety of animal species from around the world including bison, llamas, peacocks, reindeer, highland cattle, wallabies, emus and sheep.

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