About FHPZ

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. When the City restored operations funding in 2014, FHPZ turned its attention to raise monies from individuals, corporations and local businesses to enhance and sustain the Zoo.

FHPZ is still raising funds towards Phase 2 of its multi-phased Master Plan for capital improvements.This phase will include removal of the asphalt roadway and concrete curbs, installation of bioswales, rain gardens and raised beds, the planting of more trees, and the expansion of the Bison enclosure.

FHPZ is a registered charity created expressly to generate support for High Park Zoo. FHPZ accepts donations directly.

About High Park Zoo

Established in 1893, the Zoo’s animal paddocks have always been a popular attraction. Today, more than 30 years later, the Zoo’s 11 paddocks are home to a variety of animal species from around the world, including bison, llamas, peacocks, highland cattle, emus, yaks and sheep. The Zoo is free to the public, attracting up to 600,000 visitors each year.