The Project

The High Park Zoo is a popular year-round destination that has been a highlight for visitors to High Park since 1893. The Zoo is free to the public and attracts over 720,000 visitors each year.

The Zoo’s domestic and exotic animals offer both enjoyment and educational opportunities for people of all ages.  Among the zoo’s 50 residents, visitors can find bison, llamas, peacocks, reindeer, highland cattle, sheep, yak, capybaras, emus, and ducks.

Your generous support to the Zoo will help support capital projects like the Honey Family Foundation/ Griggs Family Foundation fundraising challenge of $40,000 to improve the llama pen.


The Impact

Your donation will:

  • Help leverage funding from generous family foundations like the Honey Family and the Griggs Family Foundations
  • Help fund the rebuild of a key capital project:  a revamped llama pen!
  • Provide opportunities for Torontonians and visitors to interact with exotic animal species in a unique, park setting
  • Support the ongoing funding of High Park Zoo, and help ensure that the Zoo’s nine animal paddocks remain in good repair.

Visit Friends of High Park Zoo Website

Update: On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, two animal Run In buildings were installed! The Run Ins provide shelter to animals in all seasons and will be used to accommodate rotating animals as exhibits are improved. Until then, the shelters will be used primarily by the Yaks and Highland Cattle.