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The High Park capybaras enthralled the city after their famous escape

The High Park capybaras enthralled the city after their famous escape. Now, they’ve embraced the quiet life As the decade comes to a close, the Star looks back at some of its most captivating stories and reveals what’s been happening in the meantime. The door to the yard swings open, [...]

2020-09-27T05:40:49-04:00January 7, 2020|In The News|

Runaway Toronto capybaras’ triplets named Geddy, Neil and Alex after Rush members

Last May, a pair of capybaras (the largest rodents in the world, which CBC says “resemble oversize tail-less beavers“) decided to choose free will, escaping Toronto’s High Park Zoo, and their headlong flight lasted for weeks. One was caught last June 12, but the other anarchist stayed free for another [...]

2017-06-25T18:38:46-04:00June 25, 2017|In The News|

'Capybabies' Of Toronto's Famous Capybaras Named After Rush Band Members

TORONTO — The offspring of Toronto's wandering capybaras now have names — Alex, Geddy and Neil, for members of the band, Rush. The High Park Zoo says the "capybabies" were born in February to famed escape artists Bonnie and Clyde.  The elder capybaras, which resemble oversized tail-less beavers, became celebrities [...]

2017-06-25T18:34:51-04:00June 25, 2017|In The News|

Rush singer Geddy Lee says he’s thrilled Toronto’s ‘capybabies’ named for band

The three capybara babies, seen here in an April 23 file photo. (BRIAN BRADLEY/ TORONTO STAR) After over 44,817 votes were cast, Bonnie and Clyde’s trio of capybara pups have been named. The offspring of Toronto’s famous fugitive capybaras have new names. The three “capybabies” are — drum [...]

2017-06-25T18:20:20-04:00June 25, 2017|In The News|

High Park Zoo capybara babies named after Rush’s Alex, Geddy and Neil

Friends of High Park Zoo contest drew more than 44,000 votes It’s official. It’s Alex, Geddy and Neil, Toronto’s most-famous and popular capybara babies. Friends of High Park Zoo just announced the winning capy-pup names at a party at the capybaras' pen at the zoo from which their parents, Bonnie [...]

2020-09-27T20:42:07-04:00June 25, 2017|In The News|

Canadian rock trio Rush thrilled Toronto's 'capybaby' triplets named after them

Photo Credit: Emma Kimmerly/CBC Members of the legendary Canadian rock trio Rush are thrilled at the news that the offspring of Toronto's wandering capybaras will bear their names. "We are thrilled to hear that 3 cute little furry creatures from South America now bear our names!" the band's [...]

2017-06-24T18:45:25-04:00June 24, 2017|In The News|
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