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Easter at High Park Zoo

  • Pet an Easter Bunny, baby chicks and llamas from Friday April 18th until Monday April 21st at High Park Zoo llama pen from 11am b 2pm.
  • Additional Easter activities, including an Easter egg hunt, on Friday April 18th from 11am to 1:30pm, or while supplies last.
  • Zoo open daily from 7am until dusk, free of charge.

TORONTO April 14, 2014

Celebrate Easter at High Park Zoo llama pen, where families can pet an Easter bunny and baby chicks as well as llamas. While the zoo is open daily from 7am until dusk, visitors can interact with the bunny, chicks and llamas from 11am until 2pm starting Friday April 18th until Monday April 21st. Additional Easter activities, including crafts and an Easter Egg hunt, will take place on Friday April 18th from 11am until 1:30pm, which supplies last. There is no fee to visit the zoo or to participate in these activities.

In addition to visiting High Park Zoo, there are many other fun things for families to enjoy in High Park during the Easter weekend. You can learn about 19th-century Easter traditions at the nearby Colborne Lodge (details at www.highpark.org) or let children imaginations run wild at the Jamie Bell Adventure Playground. There are also off-leash dog parks, tennis courts, a baseball diamond, nature trails and much more for people of all ages to enjoy.

High Park is Toronto’s largest public park, and High Park Zoo, located in the park, is one of the oldest zoos in North America. High Park Zoo is home to a variety of animal species from around the world including bison, llamas, peacocks, reindeer, highland cattle, emus and sheep.

Friends of High Park Zoo collects donations 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 Friends of High Park Zoobs goal of $60,000 is raised by the end of June, the Honey Family Foundation will match the funds for a total of $120,000. Donations raised will be used to improve High Park Zoo, starting with refurbishing and building new additions to the llama pen.

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 at torontoparksandtrees.org or onsite at the Donation Stations. For more information about High Park Zoo, please visit www.HighParkZoo.ca

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