B High Park Zoo Llama Pen will be open on Victoria Day weekend, including Monday May 19th from 11am to 2pm to allow the public to interact directly with the llamas, capybaras, rabbit and baby chicks at High Park Zoo. Visitors can feed and pet the llamas, and kids can color in the craft area at the Llama Pen. They can also see the baby animals born this spring, including a reindeer, highland calf and Barbary sheep.
High Park Zoo is open from 7am until dusk with free admission. The Zoo is home to a variety of animal species from around the world including bison, llamas, peacocks, reindeer, highland cattle, emus and sheep. This community Zoo has been open for 120 years and is one of the oldest zoos in North America.
The Zoo is located in High Park, Toronto’s largest public park. The May long weekend is the perfect opportunity to visit the Zoo and see the cherry trees begin to bloom. As the park will be very busy with people visiting to see the cherry blossoms, use of the TTC, walking or cycling is recommended for easy access to the park.
High Park is a great place for all kinds of visitors: children, adults, and even four legged friends. The Jamie Bell Adventure Playground is a fantastic place for kids, located near High Park Zoo. Visitors can also explore nature trails to connect them to the dog parks, tennis courts, baseball diamond, and much more included in the park.
Friends of High Park Zoo collects donations to help support and enhance the Zoo. Through the Honey Family Foundation Matching initiative for 2014, donations made to the Zoo by June 30th will be doubled. If Friends of High Park Zoo goal of $60,000 is raised by the end of June, the Honey Family Foundation will match the funds for a total of $120,000. Donations raised will be used to improve High Park Zoo, starting with refurbishing and building new additions to the llama pen.
In order to be eligible for the Honey Family Foundation Matching initiative, a donation can be made through Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation (TPTF) online or onsite at the Donation Stations. For more information about High Park Zoo, please visit www.HighParkZoo.ca.