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, [...]
Calf was born Saturday afternoon during High Park's busy cherry blossom weekend CBC News · Posted: May 07, 2018 4:19 PM ET | Last Updated: May 7 The High Park Zoo has welcomed a new addition to the family — only thing is they can't figure out whether it's a boy or [...]
Rush's Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart have received many honors during their long career, including induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2013, but a newly announced accolade from Toronto's High Park Zoo is perhaps the band's most unique. A trio of baby capybaras -- [...]
Toronto rock trio Rush has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide, been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Canadian Music Hall of Fame, and received a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame. But you know you’ve really made it when three capybaras are named after [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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Friends of High Park Zoo
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 for the 2012 and 2013 operating years. With the City restoring operating funding in 2014, FHPZ looks to raise sustainable funding from individuals, corporations and local businesses to enhance and sustain the Zoo.