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!


  • Please write your name suggestions for the triplet Capybaras:

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    Patti McCabe says

    There should be a space on the submission to explain your name suggestions. In keeping with the gangster theme of Bonnie and Clyde I suggested the names Boyd, Willie and Lenny – members of the Boyd Gang who famously broke out of the Don Jail twice in the 1950s. Although Lenny Jackson, a hairdresser from Niagara Falls, led the group, Edwin Alonzo Boyd’s charms and good looks led the media to label them the “Boyd Gang”.

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    RU JIA says

    THESE ARE NAMES FROM GREEK ANCIENT MYTHOLOGY. The three names mean the following: beauty, charm and joy.

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    Dave Stinson says

    I thought these suited the new arrivals they are of course capybarr as and as well rodents thus cappy Barra and Roddy

    Thank you

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    John Holloway says

    I understand that Bonnie and Clyde’s capybaras pups are still looking for a name. Since the gender of the pups is still unknown, my grandkids and I have come up with three gender neutral names.
    We propose the pups be named Teri, Beri and Geri.
    Teri, — Teresa or Terrance
    Beri – Bernice or Bernard
    Geri – Geraldine or Gerald

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    kerstin says

    Tick, Trick and Track

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    Fred Oliff says

    Curlie Larrie and Chuck

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    Brenda Messecar says

    I named them Parker, Barrow and Chestnut for Bonnie Parker and Clyde Chestnut Barrow.

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    Brenda Messecar says

    I named them Parker, Barrow and Chestnut after Bonnie Parker and Clyde Chestnut Barrow.

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    Matt says

    My suggestion was Olly, Ox and a Free. What makes more sense than calling the kids home after a great game of hide and seek.

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    Debra says

    I suggested Saikura, Kaika and Yoshino or Somei. The cherry trees in high park are Saikura cherry trees, and the other Japanese words are the type of blossoms.

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    Mark says

    Cassidy (as in Butch Cassidy), Sundance (as in Sundance Kid), and Elzy (as in William Ellsworth) – all members of the Wild Bunch Gang. All can be unisex names!

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    Rebecca Soos says

    Mita’i, Michi, and Miri’i are all derivitives of baby/small/child in the Ancient dialects of Tupi and Guaranian, which is where the name Capybara comes from, and the continent they originate from. And they’re just cute to say!

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    Cecilia Brown says

    My first submission of McCrae, Lampman and MacDonald were famous Canadian poets that wrote about nature and environments.
    My second submission is obvious..Muddy York Toronto.
    Posting some of the poetry of the above on zoo signage would encourage all to read these works.

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    Mandee says

    P B & J (Peanut, Butter and Jelly) or Sunny, Stormy and Hazzy..

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