The Project

To celebrate the birth of baby capybaras at High Park Zoo, Torontonians were asked to help show the ‘capy babies’ and the Zoo some love by contributing to their Baby Registry. The three energetic capybaras were born to famed capybara couple Bonnie and Clyde.

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. Donations went to supporting the new capybara family and the entire community of animals at the Zoo.

The Impact

Your donation:

  • Provided opportunities for Torontonians and visitors to interact with animals like the capybara in a unique, park setting
  • Supported the ongoing funding of High Park Zoo, and help ensure that the Zoo’s nine animal paddocks remain in good repair.
  • Helped leverage funding from generous family foundations like the Honey Family and the Griggs Family Foundations


Capybara Pup Naming Contest

The names were announced on June 24th, 2017 as part of the celebration of the Capybara’s Pen at High Park Zoo. We love the newly named pups, Alex, Geddy and Neil (Rush).

A big thank you to all those who submitted their suggestions–12,600 names were received!