Donate – Volunteer – Visit


Notice to our donors (November 2019) – we regret to inform you that the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation has closed and will no longer be accepting donations on Friends of High Park Zoo’s behalf. We thank them for our partnership over the years.

We are working with the City of Toronto on a solution.

Until then, we are able to accept donations in the methods listed below, however we are unable to issue tax receipts at this time.

Onsite: Donation boxes in High Park are located throughout the Zoo.

By Mail: Please make cheques payable to Friends of High Park Zoo and mail to:

Friends of High Park Zoo
95 Lavinia Avenue
PO Box 109, Toronto, ON
M5S 3H9

By PayPal or EFT: Please send to:


Friends of High Park Zoo, its Board and Friends at the Zoo are powered by volunteers. Volunteers are needed at High Park Zoo to support our activities. There are many activities which people of all ages can be involved in. Our main volunteer duties include:

Monitoring the Llamas: Show the children how to feed the pellets to the Llamas and ensuring that the children do not climb through the fence etc.

The petting area: Explain the rules of the petting area to the children and parents and ensure that the animals are handled appropriately.

Other duties: answering questions about the animals, handing out flyers etc.


If you are interested in volunteering click here to sign up.

To see our Llama Pen and other Events Calendar – click here

To review our Volunteer Policies – click here.



While the Zoo is open every day from 7:00 am to dusk, come get closer with the animals this weekend in the Llama Pen. Friends of High Park Zoo volunteers open the Llama Pen weekends and statutory holidays from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm (beginning in April until the end of October) allowing visitors to feed and pet the llamas (Honey and her friends) and interact with other animals such as chickens and rabbits. The Llama Pen is open weather permitting.