As part of its 10 year Master Plan, Friends of High Park Zoo is redesigning and redeveloping the Zoo, starting with the Llama Building. As the main entry point to the animal exhibit, the Llama Building it is the first impression introduction to the Zoo site and is critical to meeting the Zoo’s primary objectives: interactive and educational learning, intergenerational play and a quality experience for tourists of all ages and backgrounds. The Zoo offers weekend children’s programming at the Llama Building including petting and feeding the llamas and other small animals, and educational activities about the animals at the Zoo. The Llama Building also houses the very popular cabybara family. A llama exhibit at any zoo is an intimate animal experience exhibit. You can get right up to them, they have an exotic appearance and they do not mind getting close to strangers. With a larger and improved Llama Pen, visitors to the High Park Zoo enjoy a memorable South American wildlife experience in a spectacular natural area in mid-city Toronto. The exhibit is naturalistic in tone but in need of replacement and enhancement. The Llama Building, an aging log cabin which houses the llamas and capybaras, will be demolished and replaced with an expanded and winterized new log cabin to permit greater and more accessible programming for visitors, tourism engagement and attraction, and better wintertime housing for the animals. The result will be an attractive and family-friendly hub within the already popular High Park.
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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.