High Park Zoo




Visiting the High Park Zoo is a great way to spend time with your family. Toronto's largest public park is home to a unique and wonderful animal attraction that is open year round. The High Park Zoo allows kids to experience, appreciate, and learn about animals. Although small, the zoo is home to over 45 animals that represent 11 different species of mammals and birds.

Established in the 1890s to keep deer, the park's animal paddocks have always been a popular attraction. Today, nine paddocks are home to a variety of animal species from around the world including bison, llamas, peacocks, reindeer, highland cattle, wallabies, emus, and sheep. Other roaming animals you may spot include squirrels, racoons, groundhogs, foxes, and skunks.

The llama pens are open to the public on weekends and holidays for special activities and feedings, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm (between March and October).

The High Park Zoo is open every day from 7:00 am to dusk. Admission is free.

You can access the zoo on foot or by bicycle at the park's main entrances on Bloor Street (to the north) and Queensway Avenue (to the south). There are also numerous entrances along the eastern boundary of the park on Parkside Drive. You’ll find ample parking in High Park, with a large parking lot located in front of the zoo entrance. Donation stations at the Zoo help support its operations.

This is a great place to visit, especially for families. The zoo is very clean and you can get a really close look at the animals. Once you’re done, head over to the Jamie Bell Adventure Park playground which features a giant castle and other fun stuff: ropes, swings, ladders, slides, climbing structures, and artwork by kids. It's located on the same street as the zoo, on the opposite end.

For more information, visit www.highparkzoo.ca.








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