July 11, 2021 - After weathering and much needed repairs, High Park Zoo will soon have a new home for its beloved llamas (and capybaras!). David Zura of City News has more on what’s being done and why it’s important for the animals. Watch the video at CityNews website
As the city continues to slowly reopen, zoos around Toronto have opened their doors for the first time in while. Maleeha Sheikh on everything you need to know when visiting the animals this time around. Original published at CityNews
Humans aren’t the only visitors! Do the High Park llamas get visits from other animals? Two years ago, I witnessed a muskrat entering the llama enclosure. The llamas had spotted her running alongside the fence and ran over. The herd was all excited, tails up and ears alert. When the [...]
● High Park Zoo project has been awarded $2.6 million in funding by the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) ● Project includes major infrastructure improvements at the Zoo ● Announced by the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Arif Virani, Member of Parliament for Parkdale–High Park; [...]
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 [...]
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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.