Friends of High Park Zoo Begins Llama Pen Activities for 2014 Season
Beginning Sunday April 6, 2014: Llama Pen will be open weekends and statutory holidays at 11:00 am to 2:00 pm from April until the end of October to allow visitors to interact with High Park Zoo animals.
High Park Zoo is open daily from 7:00 am to dusk.
Friends of High Park Zoo needs your help to turn $60,000 into $120,000 by June 30, 2014 with the Honey Family Foundation Match Initiative.
Donations will help enhance and improve the llama pen by funding new additions, refurbishing and landscaping.
TORONTO April 3, 2014
Friends of High Park Zoo volunteers will begin Llama Pen Activities on Sunday April 6, 2014, allowing visitors to feed and pet the llamas and interact with other animals such as chickens, rabbits and capybaras.
These free activities will take place every weekend and statutory holiday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm until the end of October, weather dependent.
The Llama Pen Activities are a popular feature at High Park Zoo which allows interaction with some of the animals. The Zoo is open daily from 7am until dusk for visitors to observe the bison, emus, yaks, peacocks, reindeer and more.
After a long winter we are pleased to announce the Llama pen activities will now be open. It has become a right of spring to watch families interact with the animals and their neighbours notes John Formosa, Chair of Friends of High Park Zoo.
This year is extra special as it kicks off our Honey Family Foundation match initiative which will provide Honey the Llama a much needed new home.
Friends of High Park Zoo collects donations from visitors to help support and enhance the Zoo. Through the Honey Family Foundation Matching initiative for 2014, donations made to the Zoo by June 30th will be doubled. If our goal of raising $60,000 is achieved by the end of June, the Honey Family Foundation will match our funds for a total of $120,000.
These funds will be used towards capital projects, specifically to improve High Park Zoobs llama pen (Honeybs home).
Donations will be used to refurbish and landscape the llama pen and to create new additions, benefitting the llamas and visitors alike.
In order to be eligible for the Honey Family Foundation Matching initiative, a donation must be made through Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation (TPTF) online, onsite at the Donation Stations or by mail. All donations of $10 or more through the TPTF (directed toward High Park Zoo) will receive a tax receipt